Struggling to make an exe

Posted on 2000-05-04
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
When i try to create an exe file for a cirtain program, all VB allows me to create is a normal file? (not an application file)

Then if i try to create an exe file for a different program i don't have a problem!

The program in question is running without any errors.

Any thoughts?
Question by:little2do
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ID: 2777088
How are you creating the .EXE? You should be just clicking File/Make ... What error are you getting? What do you mean by a "normal" file?


Author Comment

ID: 2777136
When i go File/make..., instead of it saying 'Make Project1.exe...' it
just says 'Make Project1...

And If i 'Make project1...' the file that is made, its 'Type' is = File
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mark2150 earned 50 total points
ID: 2777147
When you specified the file name for the .exe file did you happen to put a . at the end of the name?

You should have:


and not


This would cause the IDE to assume *no* extension for this particular program. You can manually change the name to MyProg or MyProg.Exe and then when you save the project it it should remember.

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Author Comment

ID: 2777225
thanks for your quick responses,
No there is no . after project1

I have got it to make an exe file now.
What i did was go to the prject's properties and change project from a standard exe to an active x project. After this change then the option of making an exe was there again as it should be, i then changed the projects properties back to standard exe and in 'file' the option was make project1.exe...?????

Thanks for you help you can have the points anyway

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Expert Comment

ID: 2777253

You should rename your project something other than PROJECT1...


Author Comment

ID: 2777272
Its not Project1 but thanks anyway.
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Expert Comment

ID: 2777290
If you rename the file you get to file.exe does it run???


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