Allow VS11 C++ applications to run on XP SP3 (original title: Allow MFC 11 to run in XP SP3)
Allow MFC 11 and CRT11 to run on Windows XP SP3
We will be adding this capability post Dev11 – please refer to the vcblog post for details: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vcblog/archive/2012/06/15/10320645.aspx
thanks, and thank you for letting us know how important this was to you.
Doug Turnure, VS Program Manager
PS – Per request of a few folks, I’m going to go ahead and close this item out and release your UserVoice votes back so you can apply them elsewhere.
Moritz Leutenecker commented
Hi Doug, thank you for generalising the title. As heard from many other developers I really appreciate the decision to allow VS 11 native c++ (MFC, ATL ...) apps to run on Windows XP... :-) For me as a MFC developer it would be extremely interesting to get back the old eVC MFC ARM support to write new WinRT desktop MFC apps, maybe with a special ARM ressource saving codesigning certificate for those apps, just as a suggestion. Greetings...
It has been announced that a post-RTM update to VS2012 will bring back XP support!
Thank you Microsoft!
Dustin Halstead commented
You've got my vote. There needs to be more backwards compatibility supported.
Let's face it, the only decent versions of Windows are XP and 7 (thus far). So Microsoft needs to support the only two successes that they've had.
The same should apply for C# as well.
Hi Moritz - I updated the title of this item, per a user's suggestion, so that it would give a little more visibility to the suggestion.
Doug Turnure - Visual Studio PM.
XPSupport wrappers updated to version 1.09 - now includes x64 and non-Unicode support!
blah blah commented
This is better than any late night show. I'm laughing my *** off at MS!
Trying to kill Chrome, Firefox, ... with all these idiotic decisions?
C++ compiler removed from Windows 8 SDK...
People, please let Stephen Teixeira (Visual Studio product manager) know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org
new statement about XP targeting by Microsoft: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2012/05/18/a-look-ahead-at-the-visual-studio-11-product-lineup-and-platform-support.aspx
"Separately, we are evaluating options for C++ that would enable developers to directly target XP without requiring a side-by-side installation of Visual Studio 2010 and intend to deliver this update post-RTM."
- still evaluating
- "directly" target XP
it's official, no XP support in RTM VC11
XPSupport wrappers updated to version 1.06 - now includes XP SP2 support! http://wp.me/p2jBcE-1C
Jakub S commented
Steve Teixeira (PM at Microsoft) posted this:
"As Stephen Toub said, the team is continuing to work through the matter of XP targeting for C++ in Dev11, and we will be able to make a definitive statement about this in a few weeks. Please stay tuned, and I appreciate your patience!"
Hopefully they are not bull**itting and really are trying to get XP support into VC11 RTM. In any case, keep up the pressure! We can't stop yet.
Yuchen Deng commented
Microsoft, do the Right Thing.
See what happens when you use a 'proper' language. Should have stuck to VB like the rest of us. ;-)
We will have to pass VS11 (and possibly whatever follows it) without XP targeting support.
Yet another vote that support for XP is absolutely required, my team is not going to be able to use VC11 if it is going to be incompatible with XP. Multi-targeting? Pfff... Why upgrade to VC11 if we wouldn't be able to use the new toolset... Improvements to the IDE are welcome, but we aren't going to upgrade just for them.
(As a side note, I am not sure how exactly Microsoft intends to use this site. How many voices are needed to make them (re)consider something? 10? 100? 1000? There's likely no definite number for this... So, why have the counters then? /shrug)
Based on the number of votes on the two other top C++ items (Speed up work on VC++, Better C++11 support), which have ~2500 votes each, it is pretty safe to assume that over 50% of C++ developers are have voted on this issue. Microsoft, fix your mistake.
there's also a good discussion going on at reddit