Code executing during compilation, performing registration?

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    Code executing during compilation, performing registration?

    I have an MFC MDI application to which I've added a login screen. For privacy reasons the login needs to appear before any of the doc/view stuff is open, and prefereably before the main window is visible too.

    As it is, I've created a CDialog based window C0Misc_Splash, constructed it and called DoModal in CRollersApp::InitInstance (derived from CWinApp::InitInstance), here:

    [CODE]
    ...
    Enable3dControlsStatic();
    #endif

    // Standard initialization
    // If you are not using these features and wish to reduce the size
    // of your final executable, you should remove from the following
    // the specific initialization routines you do not need
    // Change the registry key under which our settings are stored
    SetRegistryKey(_T("TykeRollers"));
    LoadStdProfileSettings(0); // Load standard INI file options (including MRU)

    //Load global variables from registry
    LoadVars();
    //Connect to database
    sql.Init();
    //Display login/splash screen
    C0Misc_Splash splash;
    splash.DoModal(); // ***IMPORTANT BIT HERE***

    // Register the application's document templates. Document templates
    // serve as the connection between documents, frame windows and views
    CMultiDocTemplate* pDocTemplate;
    pDocTemplate = new CMultiDocTemplate(IDR_RollersTYPE,
    RUNTIME_CLASS(CRollersDoc),
    RUNTIME_CLASS(CChildFrame), // custom MDI child frame
    RUNTIME_CLASS(CRollersView));
    ...
    [\CODE]

    Apart from that, there are no significant additions to InitInstance.

    The problem I'm having is that when I compile the program in VC.NET, after the Linking stage it goes on to Performing registration, and at that point my login window opens in full working order, opens a connection to the database, forces me to enter my password before I can press the login button and it says build successful. If I press cancel at the login dialogue, which would normally quit the application, I get 'Rollers error PRJ0019: A tool returned an error code from "Performing registration"' and build failed, but the output (the exe) runs fine. If I use F5 (compile and run), I have to login once during performing registration, and again during the execution proper.

    What does 'performing registration' do, and where can I put the code for a splash type screen so it wont be executed while I'm compiling(/building/whatever that bit after linking is)? Thanks for your help.

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    Look in your project settings, custom build step. You should see where your application is being called with some command line parameters (like "/RegServer") to register whatever COM objects your exe contains.

    Since you don't know why this is happening, I'm guessing that you didn't intend for your exe to contain any COM objects??

    gg

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