How to check if your app is running in 64bit

There are two ways to determine this: at runtime (i.e. in your running code), and at compile time (i.e. before the code is compiled). Let’s take a look at both options.

Runtime Check

Determines the size of a pointer.

Compile Time Check

Asks the compiler which architecture it compiles for.

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