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    biggest noob question

    how to you build an exe in visual studio.net? im trying to convert from visual studio 6 and im lost =/ apparently build isnt what i want...

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    the F5 button i believe.

    if not:

    F9
    Ctrl + F5
    Ctrl + F9

    One of those always works...
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    nope niether of those, it says that it can't find 'test project.exe' (what i named it) so its not even being created...

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    are you trying to name the file "test project.exe"? If so get rid of the space

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    didnt work, whenever i press ctrl-f5 it says it cant start because the file does not exist

    edit:renaming didnt work
    edit2: bah i can compile c# files but not c++ and i wanted to try making some c++ files before i went to c#
    Last edited by Guido; 06-08-2004 at 08:37 PM.
    c:\dos
    c:\dos\run
    run dos run

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    If you have an existing project from VC6, open it in VC7. Click yes when you are asked to convert. If you want to build a new project, Select new project from the File menu. Make sure you select the right project, C++ if you want C++, C# if you need C#. Select "Build Solution" or "Build" from the menu. Check for any compiler errors. If there are no errors there should be an informational line line "1 Project build, 0 failed, 0 skipped".
    Your executable is now located in the appropriate folder, either bin/Debug or bin/Release. If it was Debug, you can start debugging by pressing the "Play" button in VC7.

    If there are any error-messages in this process, please post them.
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    ------ Build started: Project: starship, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------

    Compiling...
    ship.cpp
    Linking...
    LINK : warning LNK4075: ignoring '/EDITANDCONTINUE' due to '/INCREMENTAL:NO' specification
    LIBCD.lib(crt0.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _main referenced in function _mainCRTStartup
    .\Debug/starship.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

    Build log was saved at "file://c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\starship\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
    starship - 2 error(s), 1 warning(s)


    ---------------------- Done ----------------------

    Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped


    i dunno if this has anything to do with it but i am using allegro.h and alleg.lib in the project
    c:\dos
    c:\dos\run
    run dos run

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    ------ Build started: Project: starship, Configuration: Debug Win32 ------

    Compiling...
    ship.cpp
    Linking...
    LINK : warning LNK4075: ignoring '/EDITANDCONTINUE' due to '/INCREMENTAL:NO' specification
    LIBCD.lib(crt0.obj) : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol _main referenced in function _mainCRTStartup
    .\Debug/starship.exe : fatal error LNK1120: 1 unresolved externals

    Build log was saved at "file://c:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\MyProjects\starship\Debug\BuildLog.htm"
    starship - 2 error(s), 1 warning(s)


    ---------------------- Done ----------------------

    Build: 0 succeeded, 1 failed, 0 skipped




    This is called a compiler error

    You don't have a main function in your program. Maybe you have a windows application but created your new project as console application ?
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    void main()
    {

    }


    whats wrong with that?
    c:\dos
    c:\dos\run
    run dos run

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    Besides the fact that main should return an int, anything else can result in undefined behaviour, I see nothing wrong with it.

    Change it to return int and make sure this file is in the project.
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    LNK4075 - WinMain vs main

    I get the same link error.
    I am using the following instead of a main function:

    int WINAPI WinMain (HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInst, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd)

    {
    /*MyGameWindow class is defined before opening WinMain*/
    MyGameWindow myWindow;

    myWindow.Create (hInstance, "My First Game");
    myWindow.SetSize (640, 480);

    myWindow.Init (hInstance);
    myWindow.Run ();

    return 0;
    }

    Can I fix this without switching off the incremental:no option?

    Thanks

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    Yes, make sure your project is build for SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS. Browse through your project or solutions properties, it has to be in there somewhere ( don't have a compiler on this pc ).
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    Its in project properties (right click on your project in the solution window and select properties) /Linker/System. You need to change the SubSystem field to either "Console(/SUBSYSTEM:CONSOLE)" or "Windows(/SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS)" depending on what you are trying to compile.

    Its console if you have:
    Code:
    int main()
    {
    }
    and windows if you have:
    Code:
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE, HINSTANCE, LPSTR, int)
    {
    }
    Last edited by dalek; 08-12-2004 at 04:53 AM.

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    Hi i think you have to put the main function in a class in C# like this.

    class Name
    {
    public static void Main()
    {
    Like in Java just main with a big M. And to build you puch ctrl + shift + b. then use F5 to debug.

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