The legacy versions of Microstation V8 have been around for a long time, they are between 2001 (V8.1) and 2004 (V8.5). However, as tools that were well suited by paying users -understand- have a license or have developed their own functionalities Visual Basic Application (VBA) or Microstation Development Language (mdl), they resist to die in the taste of the users.
In general, when you go to Windows Vista or Win7, Microstation runs normally. I have seen very few serious problems, although it is clear that we are only talking about Microstation; Geographics has another type of sixteenth.
One of those problems is the text editor (Generally it happens when we update Internet Explorer to a more recent version). When a text is double clicked or the command is activated, the window appears but does not allow editing. The main reason for this is that the libraries that these versions used WYSIWYG components of the DHTML application editor (DHTML Editing Component for Applications) that now Vista and Windows 7 removed because they caused vulnerability to Internet Explorer.
Some even mentioned that Microstation V8 would no longer work on Vista, only more recent versions like V8.9 (XM) or 8.11 (V8i). But in reality you just have to install the Microsoft application called DHTML Editing Component. This works as a kind of ActiveX, which is not for browser purposes but for client applications, and allows developments that used this control to be compatible with new versions such as Access 2003.
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Then it is installed and ready, Microstation V8 can live a few more days.