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I’ve made a small program (30 lines off code) and I want to distribute this program to a number of people.
I used the package and deployment wizard which comes with the enterprise edition
But that program transforms my code to a mastodon of 10 MB. I know this is because it includes a number of  dll’s, but isn’t there a way to create a smaller package (the executable is only 36K).
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Question by:RonaldBiemans
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by:Éric Moreau
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What does your 30 lines uses? Are you using ADO (which is 6.5 meg)?

The first thing to do is to go to Project->Components and to Project->References to unselect unused controls and references.
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by:RonaldBiemans
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The program reads an ascii file
and puts the data in an access database.
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by:ndb
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You can make 2 different kinds of distributions.
One for people who already have the needed runtime DLL's. So this distribution will be very small.
Then you can make a second distribution for people who don't have those runtime DLL's.
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by:bito_se
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Hi,

check the files which the PDWizard includes against Microsoft DLL Help Database http://support.microsoft.com/servicedesks/fileversion/dllinfo

/Tomas
 
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Use DAO instead of ADO. DAO takes much less spaces!
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