Hi folks,

I'm curious about the following. Obv in VB.NET there are both Int32 and
Integer datatypes, both being 32bit. My question is what happens if you
compile on 64bit windows? obviously (I assume!) the 32bit int stays at
32bit but does the Integer compile to 64bits? I would assume not but I'm
sure I read something about it being designed so that by compiling on 64bit
Windows the Integer would be 64bit for max performance.

Problem is I can't remember where I read it, *if* I read it *-) and if so
what the **** happens! It's not really a major issue for me at the moment
but the software we are writing should have a long and healthy lifespan
(Possibly longer than a week!) and we would obviously prefer maximum
performance on 64bit windows as and when it's available.

Anyone out there with any light to shed? I've searched the book I thought I
read it in, and MSDN etc. Or am I just having a witching hour meltdown!

Thanks in advance,


Stuart Anderson.