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    32-bit version of Webbrowser under XP64

    I currently use vb 2008 on my 64-bit WindowsXP desktop. When surfing the web with my browser application, I'm constantly asked to upgrade to the latest Adobe flash player. But Adobe does not support a 64-bit version of flash. I happens because the WebBrowser control uses a 64-bit version of IE instead of the 32-bit version. Is it possible to select which one it uses?

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    Re: 32-bit version of Webbrowser under XP64

    What is happening is your app is likely configured to compile for "AnyCPU" which means it can run as either an x86 or an x64 application based on what OS you run the application on. x64 systems can run 32 bit processes, so if you go into the compile tab for your project, and click the advanced compile options button, you can set it to x86 which will force it to run under x86 regardless of the OS. This means the webbrowser control that will be used will be the x86 version of IE and will allow for the plugins you need.
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    Re: 32-bit version of Webbrowser under XP64

    Quote Originally Posted by kleinma View Post
    What is happening is your app is likely configured to compile for "AnyCPU" which means it can run as either an x86 or an x64 application based on what OS you run the application on. x64 systems can run 32 bit processes, so if you go into the compile tab for your project, and click the advanced compile options button, you can set it to x86 which will force it to run under x86 regardless of the OS. This means the webbrowser control that will be used will be the x86 version of IE and will allow for the plugins you need.
    Thanks Keinma!

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