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VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« on: February 23, 2007, 01:39:55 PM »
Interesting article regarding the future of programming interfaces for AutoCAD ...

http://through-the-interface.typepad.com/through_the_interface/2007/02/autocad_2008_64.html
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 03:05:06 PM »
Something to think about indeed.  An out of process VBA environment isn't going to be pretty.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 03:08:07 PM »
Something to think about indeed.  An out of process VBA environment isn't going to be pretty.

Tell me about it ..

I can see the wheels turning now .. programmers across the globe trying to figure out how to inject a 32bit process into a 64bit process .. I can't wait to see what they come up with ...
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 04:58:16 PM »
Something to think about indeed.  An out of process VBA environment isn't going to be pretty.

Ooh!  That didn't click in my head when I read the article.  That is no bueno.

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007, 05:04:47 PM »
Interesting....

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007, 05:10:15 PM »
Something to think about indeed.  An out of process VBA environment isn't going to be pretty.

Ooh!  That didn't click in my head when I read the article.  That is no bueno.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007, 05:27:28 PM »

The incompatability of VBA with 64 bit computing has been known for quite a while. I didn't think the future of VBA  would catch anyone by surprise.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 05:50:41 PM »

The incompatability of VBA with 64 bit computing has been known for quite a while. I didn't think the future of VBA  would catch anyone by surprise.

Some of us don't pay enough attention to changing technology because we are convinced we will never actually get to use anything newer than Windows 2000 and AutoCAD 2000i. :D

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 06:09:09 PM »
 :-( :cry:

Thats a pretty sad expectation Chuck, I feel for you !

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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 09:33:36 PM »
I read a transcript of a Dev con ference in 2005 where MS asked autodesk to demo and they demonstrated an autocad with VSTA.
As Kerry pointed out, MS is doing nothing for VBA in 64 bit - and quite rightly so.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 11:19:22 PM »
So Glenn are you saying that vba is impossible to fix?

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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2007, 01:07:04 AM »
Not impossible to fix I think, just that MS is not going to do it. They own the code base, hence why Adesk is having to fix it in a 32 bit out of process...they can't change the way it works.
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Re: VBA in 2008 .. something to think about
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2007, 03:25:13 PM »
AutoLISP and OpenDCL . . .  8-)
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 06:06:31 PM »
< shudders >
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2007, 01:04:08 AM »
does that mean i might actually have to learn .not?