Visual Studio IDE 64-Bit Support
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Visual Studio enables you to set up your applications to target different platforms, including 64-bit platforms. For more information on 64-bit platform support in Visual Studio, see 64-bit Applications.
Deploying a 64-bit application
The following topics discuss deploying 64-bit applications.
Configuring projects as 64-bit applications
The following topics discuss configuring projects to be built to 64-bit applications.
Debugging a 64-bit application
Edit and Continue does not work when Visual Studio 2005 is running on a 64-bit Windows operating system. The following topics discuss debugging 64-bit applications.