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Helpprovider displays in the wrong location on 64bit applications by urk_forever


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Type: Bug
ID: 522261
Opened: 12/28/2009 5:20:17 AM
Access Restriction: Public
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When a helpprovider control is used in a Windows Forms application and the application platform target is set to Any CPU (and the machine is running a 64bit OS) or x64 then the help message location is wrong when the help message is shown.

Here are two examples of this bug:

The platform set to x86

The platform set to x64 (or Any CPU and the OS is 64bit)
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Posted by Paviad on 6/9/2012 at 9:44 AM
This still happens in VS2010 SP1 almost 3 years later.
Posted by Yadyn on 4/13/2010 at 12:27 PM
Are there any plans to incorporate this fix into previous .NET releases, via Service Packs or something?
Posted by Microsoft on 12/29/2009 at 11:46 PM
Thanks for your feedback on the .NET Framework!

We are able to reproduce the bug that you reported and have had it fixed since VS2010 Beta2. You could download Beta2 bits from Microsoft download center and verify the resolution.

Please keep the feedback comming.

UIFx Team
Posted by Microsoft on 12/28/2009 at 11:53 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are routing this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution.
These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
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Posted by urk_forever on 12/28/2009 at 5:21 AM
Set the platform target to x86 in the project properties.