How do I get rid of the debug information in an EXE

Posted on 2011-02-10
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
In Delphi 2009 I enabled all the debugging features including "Include remote debug info" which made my .EXE jump from around 8MB to over 20MB.  After debugging I set it all back to normal but the .EXE when I build it is still over 20MB.  No idea what I am doing wrong here.

Here are my settings:

Thanks in advance!
Question by:DSOM
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1
LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 34868626
After changing something, and if you feel its a final configuration?, check the Default CheckBOX; Quit Delphi; then Open it again, try to compile your new project.
LVL 24

Expert Comment

ID: 34868652
Below is the default settings as it appears in my Delphi 2009:

LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Geert Gruwez
ID: 34868774
you need to build (= full compile) your project after changing options like compiler settings

there is no check for changes in options, so you don't get a different exe when compiling as normal

Hit Shift-F9: Rebuild Project
Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Geert Gruwez
ID: 34868778
no need to restart delphi

Accepted Solution

DSOM earned 0 total points
ID: 34869724
I tried everything here to no avail.  Then on a whim I clicked on "Configuration manager" and I saw that the active setting was still debug.  I made release the active setting and re-built and it finally worked!

LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 34871345

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34932133
I was able to find the solution on my own.  Hopefully this will help others!

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar: Networking for the Cloud Era

Ready to improve network connectivity? Watch this webinar to learn how SD-WANs and a one-click instant connect tool can boost provisions, deployment, and management of your cloud connection.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Introduction I have seen many questions in this Delphi topic area where queries in threads are needed or suggested. I know bumped into a similar need. This article will address some of the concepts when dealing with a multithreaded delphi database…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
Visualize your data even better in Access queries. Given a date and a value, this lesson shows how to compare that value with the previous value, calculate the difference, and display a circle if the value is the same, an up triangle if it increased…
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Rick Golba discuss how (and why) you implement high availability in a database environment. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infrastr…
Suggested Courses

762 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question