Can you make a Visual Studio 2005 app that does not require .NET to be installed?
Posted on 2007-03-27
Is it possible to compile and link an app in Visual Studio 2005 that DOES NOT require .NET to be installed on the machine that will run the app? In other words, can you link in the .NET stuff so the program is truly "stand alone" and users would not need .NET framework installed at all? In other IDEs in the past you usually could create "slim" EXEs which used calls in common DLLs that were needed for the program to run OR you could link everything into a single, larger EXE that could run on its own.