Visual C++ Application ???

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    Visual C++ Application ???

    I wrote a program using visual C++ that I'd like to be able to run on any windows XP machine. I took the executable from the debug folder and it doesn't work on other machines, just mine. Can someone tell me what I need to do to make my program executable for other folks.

    It is a CLR Form program using C++, I write it using visual studio 2008 express.

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    The target computers likely must have the Visual Studio 2008 run-time libraries installed.
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    Also, you should compile the binary is "Release" mode instead of "Debug" mode before distributing it.
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    No good I get The application failed to start becuase the configuration is incorrect, please re-install the application and try again.

    I just copy the executable from the debug folder, is this right or do i need more....Please help.

    Quote Originally Posted by bithub View Post
    Also, you should compile the binary is "Release" mode instead of "Debug" mode before distributing it.
    How do I do that? Is the binary the .cpp file?

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    No the binary is the executable file. To compile something with Release configuration open the project in Visual studio. Now in one of the top toolbars you should see a dropdown that says Debug. Switch this to show Release instead and rebuild your project.

    The exe file will be in the Release folder instead. Try to copy this over, and of course installing the runtime libraries linked above if you haven't.

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    You need the .NET runtime installed on the target machine because CLR forms are managed.
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    Thanks a lot. Nothing like writing program that only works on your PC!

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