.exe excution help

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    .exe excution help

    Well i am not sure it this question belongs here but o well, sorry if it doesn't, look i am using visual c++ 2005 express edition beta. My problem is when i try to use the .exe file i get after compiling the program i wrote on another computer it get an error that says i am missing parts of the application or something. All i have in the folder is the .exe, so do i need to include more files from my program or something?

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    I don't expect the fact you're using a beta development environment helps too much.
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    Saying that MS VS .NET 2005 should be a good buy - I'm already saving for the pro version which will be around $600 (so 350 ish for me).
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    You're missing some DLLs on that "other computer" I bet. Are the Windows versions the same? Check out the EXE's dependencies.
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    Try making sure everything is statically linked (I know that Borland C++ Builder would not do this by default -- at least in old versions -- VC++ may very well be the same). You should be able to find this information in compiler documentation.
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    if the program was compiled in visual studio, and is managed
    then it needs the dot net framework, to work right.

    but i woudl think if you have visual studio on thsi computer taht it
    should be installed. so the first one prolly right, your missing
    some other dll file or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahluka
    Saying that MS VS .NET 2005 should be a good buy - I'm already saving for the pro version which will be around $600 (so 350 ish for me).
    Wow is it really worth the money?

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    Yes extremely so. Once you spend 1800 (about $3500) on their best version - Enterprise Architect - you'll see why. 350 for a Microsoft IDE is a pittance; Microsoft's IDE's are absolutely second to none.
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    MSDN subscription may be a viable alternative to just the compiler. Can work out better value than just the compiler alone.
    Free the weed!! Class B to class C is not good enough!!
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    Talking of MSDN, I (used to) hate the way the MSDN Library documented everything on the assumption the reader is a prolific programmer who understands everything and everything to do with everything programming related. I found hard to refer to it when I was learning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blankstare77
    Wow is it really worth the money?
    That really depends on what you plan to do. If you will be using .NET and all of the feeatures of the IDE, then, for a professional programming outfit, it'd be worth it. $2500 seems a bit much to spend if programming is just a hobby (at least to me).

    Also, consider that a lot of commercial software is compiled with GCC, and GDB is used for debugging. (For editing, there are plenty of options.) So, you don't have to spend a fortune for the tools to put out good programs (granted, of course, that the tools are nothing without the programming ability, the design, etc).

    Cheers
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