Executing a compiled exe file in another machine

Posted on 2003-03-31
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Dear Experts,

I develop a simple WindowApplication1 (In VB.NET) using VS.NET in Computer A. After I build the project, I found an exe file in the debug folder. So I double click on it to run it in the Computer A.

I copy the entire WindowApplication1 folder and paste it in another computer, Computer B. In Computer B, there is no VS.NET. I tried to run the exe file in the debug folder. Unfortuately I am not allowed to do so.

Error Message: Failed to execute.

May I know how should I solve this problem. I do not want to use installer in order to run the application in another computer. How should I go about doing it then?

Thank you
Question by:prjyr2002
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Éric Moreau earned 100 total points
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you need to install thee .Net framework
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Arthur_Wood earned 100 total points
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as emoreau says, a .NET executable ABSOLUTELY requires that the .NET Framework (CLR) MUST be installed on the PC where the exe will run.  This is a FREE download, and is only required ONE-TIME.  The .NET Framework will be AUTOMATICALLY included with all future Service packs and upgrades of relevant Versions of Windows(NT, 2000, XP), as well as some Windows applications, from Microsoft, such as IE, SQL Server, etc.


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Hi prjyr2002,
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