[quote=119056:@Christoph De Vocht]OK, I’m working with OSX (and OS 9) for a very long time now. Never got into Windows.
I am planning to convert my biggest project to Windows. Already did some preliminary tests and although I have to do a lot concerning the GUI it shouldn’t be a very hard task to do.[/quote]
Xojo makes it easy. Most of the time, unless you use declares, you can go ahead and run on Windows without thinking about it. Of course, GUI will need tuning.
[quote=119056:@Christoph De Vocht]- Which laptop should I buy? What are things I need to look at? Does it needs to be touch screen too? Does a touchscreen mean lower quality?
Someone told me to get an ASUS, it supposes to be vey good.
It is indeed very good, but there are many others. Nothing beats being able to judge on the real thing. I always try to find a store where I can touch a computer before I buy. Somehow, online orders always leave something on the side.
Your first step could very well simply be to use a virtual machine. Best free one is VirtualBox from Oracle : https://www.virtualbox.org/
[quote=119056:@Christoph De Vocht]Where can I find some GUI guidelines for making Windows programs?
Look here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/aa511258.aspx
As a general rule, msdn is the reference for all things Windows.
Yup. Nothing like the bundle, so you do need one to place your app in the right place, as well as the accompanying files and documentation, fonts and create shortcuts in the start menu or on the desktop.
There are many, but I have used CreateInstall for 10 years without a glitch. Not as sophisticated as others like Innosetup, but much less learning curve : http://www.createinstall.com/
[quote=119056:@Christoph De Vocht]I understand Xojo only creates 32bit .exe - can those also be run on a 64bit Window system without niggles?
No problem. Unlike some Linux distros, Windows has the elegance to accept 32 bits in its 64 bits version just as easily. All my apps install and run fine in Windows 8.1 64 bits Pro. Incidentally, Chrome is an example of quite successful 32 bits applications. To tell you the truth, I think Ubuntu is extremely rude to reject 32 bits apps in its 64 bits distro.
There are very competent Windows users on this forum that will be glad to help you