Over the weekend I got the following mail from an RSS Bandit user. The body of the message read
Have a suggestion on a set of blog entries (or articles
for msdn or whatever) related to moving rss bandit to .net 2.0 / vs
2005. I’ve taken an application that uses the xpexplorerbar and
imported it directly to vs 2005. I’m unable to compile due to a
p/invoke issue (with LoadBitmap I believe). There is some documentation
on MSDN for this, I’m sure it will be simple to correct.
In any case, RSS Bandit really is a better Windows Forms
reference app than anything Microsoft is shipping with the product. It
would be a very educational and worthwhile effort to document the steps
required to move RSS Bandit to the new technology. As far as I’m
concerned, Microsoft should champion the effort. Is there any chance
this could happen?
We don't plan to move to v2.0 of the .NET Framework in the near future. RSS Bandit has a decent sized user base, with over 200,000 downloads
this year. Most of these users are on v1.1 of the .NET Framework. We
don't plan to move until a large number of our user base has migrated
to v2.0 of the .NET Framework. Once this happens, we'll consider moving
our development to .NET Framework v2.0. I assume this is about 1 to 2
I hate to promise anything so far in advance but if I have time
after we port our application I will document some of the trickier
issues in migrating to v2.0 of the .NET Framework. More than likely
it'll just be a bunch of postsin my blog as opposed to a focused article on MSDN. I'm already so far behind when it comes to articles that I don't want to promise any more.