VB 2005: How to Export Project as an .exe file?

Dear Experts:

Hi again!

I made a simple VB 2005 work with kind help from your geniuses.

I would like to learn how to export it as .exe file so that it can be executed independently?

Thanks a lot!
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Fernando SotoConnect With a Mentor RetiredCommented:
Hi duta,

Any time you create a program in .Net with the exception of C++ native you are creating a file with an extension of .exe but truely is a MSIL file that gets compiled at runtime by the .Net Framework CLR. If you are trying to compile a program in .Net but run on a computer that does not have .Net on it it will not run, any system that you port the program to must have .Net installed and the correct version.

dutaAuthor Commented:
Where can I find the .exe file that was created at the debugging?

Éric MoreauConnect With a Mentor Senior .Net ConsultantCommented:
You don't export as .exe, you need to BUILD. Use the options under the build menu.

As Fernando told, an application built for the .Net framework won't run as a real independant application. It will always require the .Net Framework to be installed.
Mike TomlinsonConnect With a Mentor Middle School Assistant TeacherCommented:
The EXE files are located in the Projects "bin" subfolder...either the Debug or Release folder.
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