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Rule #1 of using third party packages.
1. You must make it work with what is currently supported
2. Never trust anyone else's "ship date"
Flashback to a module I used during the 16bit to 32bit transitions.
I had to write a 16bit service to process requests from 32bit applications.
It seemed backwards to me, but that was the only way the APIs would let you do it.
The promised 32bit version never shipped over a 1 year span of promises!
Maybe it shipped after I left that position.
Thank goodness the 16bit Intel architecture is no longer relevant to Windows.
There are probably similar problems with 32bit and 64bit, but I have not had to dive into anything like that for a long time.
Yes, I have used it (and paid for it regrettably). Didn't like the product or the company. I settled on WiX Toolset, it takes a little extra effort to learn but your installer can then be pure "you" when you create your own bootstrapper.
I gave up on InstallShield years ago. I wrote programs to generate the complex install scripts, but it didn't do everything I needed to do. Then I found Visual Installer Visual & Installer[^] which does everything I need to have done. I still use a program to generate the code, but the program does the entire build for a CD or download installation. Visual Installer works very well for me.
If you want cheap, try the open-source WiX for authoring installers. I use it for work and like it way better than InstallShield. It's not hard to use unless you need to do something unusual (since you mentioned InstallShield Express, i suspect not).
Lenovo's website wasn't cooperating. Best to match the model (M8/M10) to its case.
I see no reason why a Xamarin Forms app shouldn't run on an Android device. BTW, I use Xamarin to build native Android apps. I (and an iOS colleague) built a pretty complex dual platform tablet app about 4 years ago when Xamarin Forms debuted. It worked very well at the time and I'm sure the platform's only improved with age.
I suppose it's to keep with what they already have & use, but I though the Android Tablet was being sent to the 'care home' as there has not been an OS update for sometime and the only upgrades that were out there company (Samsung, I'm looking at you!) mods & patches for specific models. I was think the only Tablet being supported was the iPads...
Yeah, so effin' what? Show me the content that used to be there.
"Check the Microsoft Product Lifecycle page for information about how this product, service, technology or API is supported".
No, just show me the page that used to be there. It existed at one point. I don't care that you no longer support the product.
I understand Microsoft's desire to move its documentation to "better" (ahem) systems over time, but what would it cost them to leave older pages exactly where they are? It's like what's no longer current no longer exists. Or they're trying their best to pretend it never existed in the first place. Enough with this already.
Even the old MSDN archive CDs were better than this.
Try one of the many links to an MSDN blog which are "in the wild". The content is archived but still there, so you'd think they'd redirect you to the archived version, right?
Wrong. They redirect you to the "Archived MSDN and TechNet Blogs" page[^], with a list of letters to select the first name of the blog you were looking for. You then have to search through multiple pages of the blogs starting with that letter to find the blog you want, and then search through the archived posts from that blog to find the post you were looking for.
It's not rocket science. All they had to do was redirect:
What you can do to get around this is... We're no longer updating this content regularly.
Check our Product Lifecycle page for information about how this product, service, technology or API is supported.