making self contained executables?

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    Are you using any extra DLLs, or just the standard C/C++ runtime?
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    Borland does not really encourage us to do this. Obviously they just could not imagine anyboudy would like to do something as obscure as a static library? Therefore there is no tool for this included in the integrated development environment.

    If somebody absolutely insists on producing static libraries anyway will have to live with the command line utilities in the Commandline Window. For creating static libraries there is the the program tlib.exe, which I am not going to go in further detail about. Call syntax and possible options are documented in the online documentation to the C++ Builder.

    For those who have to live with this piece of software I only recommend creating a dynamic library instead. That has some glitches, too, but will in the long run be much less annoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwks View Post
    Are you using any extra DLLs, or just the standard C/C++ runtime?

    From http://herbert.the-little-red-haired...ows/index.html

    Useless food for thought: http://www.ddj.com/windows/184416443
    this link is actually incorrect.

    i got my boss to cough up the $ to sign up at experts exchange.

    you just have to uncheck 2 runtime build options and you're off!

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    Mm'kay, care to tell us what those two build options are?
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    depends on your version. they're both under project->options

    in 6, you must uncheck both packages->"build with runtime packages" and linker->"use dynamic RTL"

    the first one is the same for BCB2k6, but the second one is something about "release build" or some such. i dont' remember that one offhand.

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