Visual Studio 2010 .exe help

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    Visual Studio 2010 .exe help

    So I just finished my first game and wanted to put it on another computer in my house, And when I moved the .exe it said that I need the Microsoft Framework. It is a very simple game just a console game so there is no sound or video at all. Just wondering if you can make it so that the compiler puts those into the .exe.

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    First, switch to Release configuration. Then, in project settings, under C/C++ -> Code generation -> Runtime Library, select Multi-threaded (/MT).
    Note that this may bloat the size of your executable.
    That is all that is required to run a C/C++ executable on another machine without runtime. If you chose some .NET alternative, it will still require the .NET framework.
    Another option is to install the Visual C++ 2010 runtime on the target computer. It only needs to be done once.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Thank you, works now

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    While we're on the subject, what if you have code referencing libraries from DirectX or XNA. Do those libraries get compiled into the .exe?

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    DirectX is a series of stand-alone DLL files, so no, they are not. The target machine needs DirectX installed.
    The same applies to XNA. They are also stand alone files.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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