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Static Linking in VB?

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I am trying to write a program in VB 5 to run from a floppy, without installing it on the user's computer. It uses several GIF and JPEG files. The program can't run from the diskette, so I need to perform a Static Link on the project. This appears to be impossible in VB, althoug I know C++ can do it. I am looking for a way to turn my project into a standalone EXE file, by finding a product that can do this, or converting it to C++ or Java using a converter product. These products are expensive, so I would like to ask if anyone knows how to do this.
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With VB you are out of luck...no static linking. If you want to stay with Basic and don't mind somewhat arcaic (like good old C-days)  way of writing Windows programs, you might consider PowerBASIC/DLL. It is great product to turn parts of your VB code to *real* DLL's callable from any programming language, but it can also produce standalone EXE's.

I'm in no way connected to the company, just a happy user.

Current price seems to be $179 for 32-bit vesion and $60 for 16-bit version. Check their site at

http://www.powerbasic.com/
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