From 32-bit to 64-bit with 2021.8

Hello Studio Developer Team,
in the context of my question about dotNET Core Release Support it is also very interesting to know about your plans of x86 and x64 architecture support. As far as I can see supports Windows-net461 only x86 architecture ā€¦


ā€¦ and Windows-net5.0 only x64 architecture.


Here my code:

Console.WriteLine("dotNET version: " + Environment.Version.ToString());
if (Environment.Is64BitProcess == true) {
  Console.WriteLine("64-bit Architecture");
} else {
  Console.WriteLine("32-bit Architecture");

@alexandru: Referring to your answer here, do you plan to support the x86 architecture for Windows-net5.0 in future releases? This is interesting for the use case in which, for example, only x86 libraries are available.

Thanks and best regards


For now, we only plan to support x64 processes for net5.0 based projects.

If becomes a blocker for customers we might reconsider this but you always have the option to use the net461 processes for compatibility.

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Hello Alexandru,
thank you very much for your reply. Great to know that. :+1:
So we can now establish more defined development scenarios.
Best regards

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