Standard Version 2005


R

Robert

Newbie to .Net

I am a VB 6.0 Programmer

I am using the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
I selected all options on the Installation.

Question:
How does one make a .exe with the Standard Editon of VB.Net
Does .Net allow for Standalone programs?

Thanks in advance
bob
(e-mail address removed)
 
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m.posseth

Don`t you see a build text in the top bar ? , or you could built by
selecting the project or solution in the project explorer then right mouse
and select build

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]
 
J

james

In addition to what Michael said, VB2005 (any edition) , just like VB6, does not make "stand alone" programs.
james
 
K

Ken Halter

Robert said:
Newbie to .Net

I am a VB 6.0 Programmer

I am using the Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
I selected all options on the Installation.

Question:
How does one make a .exe with the Standard Editon of VB.Net
Does .Net allow for Standalone programs?

Thanks in advance
bob
(e-mail address removed)

DotNet newbie here as well (not past the "browse the groups" stage yet
<g>)... just clearing up the "Stand Alone" part. No Windows app is truly
"stand alone". If it seems like it is, it's because the dependencies it
requires are so common that all Windows installations should already have
them in place.. in C/C++'s case, since Windows itself was written in those
languages, the dependencies are guaranteed to be present.. Having said that,
VB5/6 apps can be considered "Stand Alone" on any OS newer than NT4/SP4 (as
long as you're not using custom controls) and any .Net app can be considered
"Stand Alone" if the end users PC has the framework installed (as long as
you're not using custom controls).
 
G

Greg Burns

Ken Halter said:
and any .Net app can be considered "Stand Alone" if the end users PC has
the framework installed (as long as you're not using custom controls).

That's still a big "if".

VB6 requires the vb6 runtime, which there was talk of it being pulled from
future versions of Windows (aka Vista). I think MS reversed course on that,
but I think it is fair to say such programs are not "Stand Alone".

Greg
 
C

Cor Ligthert [MVP]

Robert,

How small your computerprogram is, it needs forever a computer.

About what that is, we could have a discussion from morning until deep in
the night, probably the best to do in a bar.

Just my thought,

Cor
 
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Ken Halter

Greg Burns said:
That's still a big "if".

You got that right <g>... If MS wants "the masses" to install the framework,
here's an easy way to get it to all PCs in a hurry.

MS needs to write a freeware game in .Net that appeals to ages 6 and up and
offer that, for free, on a CD in grocery stores, right next to the
AOL/Earthlink CDs. Nothing will get the framework installed faster than a
kid yelling "mommy, I want this game, my friend has it!"
VB6 requires the vb6 runtime, which there was talk of it being pulled from
future versions of Windows (aka Vista). I think MS reversed course on
that,

Yeah... if they actually want people to want to upgrade to a new OS without
buying _all new apps_ for their PCs, they did the right thing by including
it.
but I think it is fair to say such programs are not "Stand Alone".

Greg

True... not standalone... no windows apps are. The C++ guys are spoiled on
the fact that their runtimes are guaranteed to be present (they may suffer
from versionitis but that's different). For my downloads, I offer "just the
compiled component" and link to the latest runtimes so users can get them if
they need them. Since nothing I have is any good without having VB
installed, I haven't had any complaints.
 
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Greg Burns

Ken Halter said:
You got that right <g>... If MS wants "the masses" to install the
framework, here's an easy way to get it to all PCs in a hurry.

MS needs to write a freeware game in .Net that appeals to ages 6 and up
and offer that, for free, on a CD in grocery stores, right next to the
AOL/Earthlink CDs. Nothing will get the framework installed faster than a
kid yelling "mommy, I want this game, my friend has it!"

And now with the 2.0 framework being released, all those machines that may
have had "the Framework" installed now don't. :^)

I am dealing with this issue on a very small scale on our local lan. I want
to use VS 2005, but all our machines still only have 1.1 installed. :(

Greg
 

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