Microsoft Visual Studio .NET HELP!!

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    Microsoft Visual Studio .NET HELP!!

    I am fairly new to Visual Studio .NET.

    I am having some major problems with Visual Studio .NET, everytime i try to compile a project even as simple as the 'helo world!' one, it does NOT make an .exe file, and also if there is something wrong with the code it says its alright, i've checked all the settings they are fine. I've asked for help on a few forums but nothing seems to work.

    I had/have the same exact problem with Visual Studio Express Beta 1 2005.

    Any ideas what could be wrong with it. I installed it on my friends computer and it works.

    And would formating my hard drive and reinstalling everything help?

    Thanks.

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    Formatting and reinstalling may help, but you could probably get to the root of the problem another way. Granted, I have no idea what the root cause may be from your very basic problem description, but I'm sure there is an easier way than reformatting.

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    Compile will only create the object files, you need to click Build to link them all up into an exe

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    I assumed he was doing that.... since he said it all worked on his friend's computer. I really hope that isn't the solution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    I assumed he was doing that.... since he said it all worked on his friend's computer. I really hope that isn't the solution.
    Gee I hope not too, because you recommended a reinstall for that, you are bound to win the "Most dangerous advisor of the year award"


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    True, but if it works on one computer and not on another, I'd say some settings are hosed, and finding the changes that are needed may not be the simplest of tasks.

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    When I use VS.NET, and I create a project, and then a new cpp file (like I used to do in VC 6), if I click compile, it does nothing. This is because by default, it does not add the .cpp file to the current project like it used to in VC 6. So after creating a new source file you have to manually insert the file (I think from the insert menu and choose "Add file to project" then "existing file"). Maybe this is the problem? There must be some option somewhere to automatically add new files to the current project, but I haven't found it (actually I haven't bothered to look...).
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    Quote Originally Posted by IfYouSaySo
    When I use VS.NET, and I create a project, and then a new cpp file (like I used to do in VC 6), if I click compile, it does nothing. This is because by default, it does not add the .cpp file to the current project like it used to in VC 6. So after creating a new source file you have to manually insert the file (I think from the insert menu and choose "Add file to project" then "existing file"). Maybe this is the problem? There must be some option somewhere to automatically add new files to the current project, but I haven't found it (actually I haven't bothered to look...).
    Go to the project menu, click Add New Item, choose a CPP file.It will add the file to the project automatically

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    OMG! I feel like an idiot!

    What i've been doing is making .cpp files but not adding them to the project. So i guess it compiled the project without the .cpp files included in the project and thats why it didn't make an .exe file.



    Thanks guys!

    I really appreciate it.

    Thanks again!

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