Creating EXE

How do I create an exe using vs2005?  I am pretty new to
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
you should simply choose "release" and build solution, and that should do it. in the bin\release folder you should find the .exe ...

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Hello flfmmqp,

You can start by Windows Application using Visual Basic and build it as per the above method by angelIII.

Hope it helps


Choose Publish from the Build menu.  Wizards will guide you through making an installable application.
Shanmuga SundaramDirector of Software EngineeringCommented:
In .net there are no any separate process involved in creating exe files. When you build your app inside vs .net, it creates the standalone .exe in the bin  subdirectory, whether a debug or release version. This exe can be executed separately in your computer where it is generated.

But if you want to distribute to other users or if you want to execute this exe in another computer then the target computer should have all the dependencies already installed. If you are sure that all the dependencies are installed  then it's sufficient to copy the EXE file. Since the dependent components are not usually installed installed , or if you don't know whether they are installed, its better for you to have to include the .net frame work with the application.

To include the .net framework redistributable copy with ur setup file, you can get the .net framework redistributable copy from the microsoft site.

flfmmqpAuthor Commented:
Thansk for the help.
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