Visual C++ 2005 Express: Run Time Library

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    Visual C++ 2005 Express: Run Time Library

    I figured out the larger than normal file sizes are due to Visual C++ embeding a runtime library inside the exe. (file size is 100kb when it should be about 10kb). And the only options I have is embed it or use it as a seprate dll. Is there even a way to turn this off, cause I don't see why my app needs, it all other compilers don't and the app is Native C++.

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    You are creating the exe that is in the debug and not the release build.
    Maybe...the 2005 version seems all wonky on a lot of things.
    Last edited by Enahs; 11-13-2005 at 04:27 PM.

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    No I am creating the release version, it is even in the release folder. If that is what you mean.

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    Every executable needs a runtime library. It's the library that helps your program run within the operating system. Just because it's purely native C++ doesn't mean a thing - you might be curious to know that main() is not where your program starts exetuting in windows, it's actually WinMainCRT() (IIRC), and that function is part of the runtime library, and it happens to call main()

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    hmm well I was just wondering cause my other compilers must use a more common runtime that is on all windows operating systems than.

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