Cross-Platform Development and Data Type Sizes

One of the problems when developing cross-platform apps is the question how long the intrinsic data types are on the different platforms. A while ago I created a table with the sizes of the different data types on 32- and 64-bit Windows and Linux, both for C++ and C#/.NET. Since this might be useful for … Continue reading Cross-Platform Development and Data Type Sizes


Location of special folders on Linux

One thing that always confuses me is how the special folders of Environment.SpecialFolder translate into real directories. Some are really obvious, especially on Windows, but on Mono on Linux it's not so obvious. So I wrote a little app that tells where those folders are. Here are the results: Environment.SpecialFolder .NET 3.5 on Windows 7 … Continue reading Location of special folders on Linux

GTK# and Visual Studio 2005

The Windows installer for GTK# comes with project templates for Visual Studio 2005. However, they don't work out of the box. You have to modify the .vsz files in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC#\CSharpProjects. Modify the line Wizard=VsWizard.VsWizardEngine.7.1 and change the number to 8.0: Wizard=VsWizard.VsWizardEngine.8.0