Question about the future of ActiveX and 64 bit executables.
Right now we are using several ActiveX visual controls which we made with .Net C#.
- MS Chart controls
- RicherText control (it's a home grown richtext edit, still not perfect)
- Crystal Report Viewer
If I'd like to make a 64 bit powerbuilder executable for a customer, this would not be possible. (or at least not easily). The reason for this is that the Powerbuilder IDE is 32 bit and when you paste an ActiveX Olecontrol on a window, that gets "baked in" in the source code of the object somehow. Therefore that control has to be 32 bit.
I don't think it would work when compiling the application then as a 64 bit executable. (maybe if doing some magic with registry entries?).
So my question is about "what's Appeon's point of view of how the future should look"?
1) will we ever get a 64 bit IDE?
3) any other way of doing things that I might have overlooked here?
We just want to avoid doing more and more things in a certain way, when in a future there might be better solution.