Hello all,

I've recently invested in Windows XP 64bit, I can't seem to get any EXEs to execute when they have a manifest included (i.e. an XML manifest is needed to avail of XP styled controls). I read different web pages suggesting yu must mention IA-64 or others saying ia64, neither works for me, does anyone have an example of a working Win64 manifest file.

Cheers all.
Posted on 2005-09-25 21:32:19 by Eóin
I opened up the pinball exe that comes with Windows and discovered that you have to use amd64 for the processor Architecture and not ia64. Kind of odd because no where online or in the docs could I find this. Well here is an example for future reference.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0">
<assemblyIdentity
version="1.0.0.0"
processorArchitecture="amd64"
name="CompanyName.ProductName.YourApp"
type="win32"
/>
<description>Your application description here.</description>
<dependency>
<dependentAssembly>
<assemblyIdentity
type="win32"
name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
version="6.0.0.0"
processorArchitecture="amd64"
publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
language="*"
/>
</dependentAssembly>
</dependency>
</assembly>
Posted on 2005-09-26 08:04:57 by Eóin

I opened up the pinball exe that comes with Windows and discovered that you have to use amd64 for the processor Architecture and not ia64. Kind of odd because no where online or in the docs could I find this. Well here is an example for future reference.

Iirc the install folder on the XP-64 CD is called "amd64" too, rather than something more "anonymous" like "x86-64" or whatever. I guess MS chose this name since AMD came out with 64bit extended x86 first?

ia64 would be plain wrong, btw, since it refers to Itanium and not x86-64.
Posted on 2005-09-26 11:08:33 by f0dder

ia64 would be plain wrong, btw, since it refers to Itanium and not x86-64.


Ah-ha, that would suggest that this page is in fact refeering to the Itanium, they really should update.
Posted on 2005-09-26 12:39:34 by Eóin