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I noticed now that on my x64 Vista box, PaintDotNet.exe is 32-bit.

C:\Program Files\Paint.NET>filever PaintDotNet.exe

--a-- W32i APP - 3.10.2791.35943 sh 901,120 08-23-2007 paintdotnet.exe

Well I figured maybe it was like Sysinternals stuff and it extracts the x64 version out of the x86 version, but all I'm seeing is the 32-bit version, even in process explorer.

Now there is a Shell Extension that is x64 (probably for the right-click context menu) and some "squish" dll.

Did you guys abandon the x64 build? Admittedly I haven't checked since the 2.x days, but I could have sworn it was an x64 exe back then...

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You do realize that you can run the EXE and Task Manager will tell you whether it's 32-bit? It's only 32-bit if it has a *32 next to it. I don't know why you're using a command-line tool to determine this stuff :) It's actually a .NET "bitness-agnostic" executable. It's 1 exe for both 32-bit and 64-bit.

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Aha, I see. All the evidence was pointing to 32-bit ...

The .NET executables work a little differently. I'm not sure how they have 1 exe that can be executed in either manner, but... they do.

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I'm not sure, but I think..

.NET code is saved as described in ECMA 335 (CLI) which has stack-based instructions and fancy meta-data, which is JIT-ed or NGen-ed to either 32bit or 64bit code (Paint.NET gets NGen-ed doesn't it?)

Things like IntPtr suddenly change size when used in 64bit, so it had better not be casted to an Int32 :lol:

but yea I'm a noob so don't take my word for it

I would write plugins, if I knew what kind of plugins were needed.. :(

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Right but it still shows that Windows does not "hoist" an executable into a process of a specific bitness until a later point than you might originally think.

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