after 7 years not working with VO and neither worked with Vulcan I want to go on working on my program for my program is written in VO 2.0b-4 and VO doesn't work with Windows 10. But my program does. With VO I program only for application for myself and not for any market. Now I want to use XIDE, but where can I get it? Can you give me a hint please.
It's straightforward. First you register yourself on this site (direct link is www.xsharp.info/component/comprofiler/registers
). Then you select Downloads from the menu and install XSharp. X# works in the free Community version of Visual Studio (and of course any paid version). During the installation, XIDE installation is also offered. XIDE looks more like VO so it may be preferred above Visual Studio which has more options but also moire nuisances.
it may be sound a bit negative: if you have an urgent need for a change in your program it may be better to setup a virtual machine with Windows XP and install your VO there and make all the changes there.
There have been many changes in VO since 2.0, and most of them made the compiler stronger to prepare the migration to X#. I don't know how big your application is, but I suspect there could be many things to change, and if you have not touched VO for more 7 years, it may be a very frustrating experience.
Then, if you have more time, you can try to migrate without any pressure. Again, I don't know your application, but at least the migration of my own is not completely painless - mostly because I have done many things that are not allowed in .NET.
And since an X# program runs in the .NET environment, it has to obey to these rules.
Of course, if you are willing to migrate, we will try to assist you.
please excuse me for my late answer - unfortunately I need some sleep, working all day... And since I'm based in Italy, my sleeping times may be different from yours.
Visual Objects had a possibility to export applications to a single file, and also XIDE has this functionality. And because I use XIDE, and XIDE is easier for beginners coming from VO, and XIDE is installed normally with X#, I have decided to release my samples as XIDE export files.
Maybe I should add also Visual Studio versions of them.....