exe on PC without VB (DBGrid Prob)

I am attempting to copy my files from c:\dir\dir to a:\dir.  I recreate the exe after it's in the a:\.  When I go to open the file, my dbgrids have been disconnected.  Why is this happening.  Additionally, when trying to transfer the file to a PC without VB, it says it needs the OCX and DLL files.  It's been a few months since I built an app am I forgetting something easy?

Kathy
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
You need to use the Setup Wizard (if using VB5) or the Package and Deployment Wizard (if using VB6) to create a setup application that will install everything your application needs on the user's computer.

You have a lot of other files (other than your application .EXE) to install in order for application to work!
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KathyBrowningAuthor Commented:
This file will be distributed on a diskette.  I thought I had created a stand alone .exe before without having to refer back to the VB5 CD.  I'm looking to use ODBC, or create a dll or do what I have to do to get this thing running and fast.  If it's a detailed explanation, I'll increase the points, just let me know your price.

IN a hurry... thanks.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
All applications and/or components written using VB must ship more than the EXE itself.

One of these file is MSVBVM60.DLL which is more than 1 meg and it must be registered on the PC before the application can start. And there are a couple of other files in the same situation.

Once that said, VB is not a good choice for developping an application that can be run from a diskette without any installation. VC or Delphi can be good choices.
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KathyBrowningAuthor Commented:
So how many disk would it take to load a very basic program?  We are thinking about doing this from e-mail.  Since the ball is already rolling I need solutions.  Can you give me the best solution for what to do now?
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
The size depends on the components you use. The least I have seen (using VB6) is 2. If you use ADO, you have a big file (MDAC_TYP.EXE) which is near 7 meg to distribute!

Build a package and see how much it takes.
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