Creating an Application
Posted on 2004-09-10
Okay, I have asked this question to many of people, but none have been able to answer it and some not able to figure out what I'm talking about, so I'm going to try and explain it the best I can.
I am interested in making an application, that is, something that can run on every computer. Like right now I can program with many things, and I have made programs before, like on TextPad or C++, but my friends can't run the programs because they would need TextPad or C++ to run them. I was wondering how to make a program that doesn't need something else to run it, you can just double click it and go. Like when you download something off of the internet, it might be an install program, so you double click the install program it brings up a window, and you agree to the terms and agreements and stuff, and then all the files are extracted. Afterwards, you go to the folder and double click another file, which is an application (right?), and the program runs. You didn't need to put anything like VB or C++ on your computer, you just downloaded and went, how do I make something like that, what do I use, can you point me in the right direction?
I can really put it any other way, people have tried to help me and I've only ended up with things to make install programs, I want to know how to make the thing AFTER the install program.
Thanks for any help you can give.
P.S., I'm not lazy, I've tried doing searches and stuff, but guess what you get when you try to figure out how to make an application using google? Yeah, Job Applications, so I do -job, at the end, that doesn't help, you still get lots of random crap, lol, I'm so lost.