Legacy Extender for Visual Studio 2005/2008
Do you need to retain Windows 95/98/Me/NT 4.0 compatibility under Visual Studio 2005 or 2008? If so, Legacy Extender is for you!
Legacy Extender for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 allows you to retain compatibility with Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me and Windows NT 4.0 in C/C++ projects (with or without MFC) built with newer versions of Visual Studio.
Projects built with Visual Studio 2005 or 2008 normally may include:
- Calls to functions which are not present in older versions of Windows (even if you do not specifically invoke them in your code)
- Calls to functions (e.g. Unicode-related) which are present but not completely implemented in older versions of Windows
- A Windows subsystem version number set to at least "5.0" (indicating a requirement for Windows 2000 or higher)
The Legacy Extender package includes a linkable library and a version editing tool to overcome all of these factors. This solves both the "Error Starting Program - The file expects a newer version of Windows - Upgrade your Windows version" error message, and more subtle runtime issues.
The Legacy Extender software is free to try for 30 days. After this time, or if you release a project built using this software, an affordable one-time license is required. Minor version upgrades are always free. We are confident that using this simple and time-tested component will save you time and money. If you have questions or need support, feel free to contact us.