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Huge VB6 exe size difference between PC's?

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Hi

Has anyone seen this before?

We have several identical machines all running xp Pro sp2. They have Visual Studio and Visual Studio .NET installed.

When compiling a legacy VB6 application on one of these machines the exe size comes out at 146Mb - normally this would be 2Mb. Apart from the exe size the app appears to run OK. The components and references appear the same on all the PC's.

Any ideas on cause and resolution?

thanks
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146MB Wow!?
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is both of then are release versions ?...

the debug version of the exe will be bigger.... but not this much difference will come
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What compile options are you using. Compile for size/speed, etc?
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check for viruses in ur machine?????????
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by:RobSmith
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Hi All

Well I've got to the bottom of this eventually, thanks for all your advice.

The Application uses Data Dynamics Active Reports Pro 2 as the report engine. The reports were upgraded from version 1 to 2 using version 2.0.0.1253. The PC with the huge exe compile problem had version 2.0.0.1195 installed. All the reports ran fine but obviously the compiler got a litlle confused!

Beware of dll hell!!!!!



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