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VS2005 and .NET 2.0 Framework.

category: general [glöplog]
Does anyone know how to compile product made with Visual Studio 2005 or VS C++ Express. So that it doesn't need .NET 2.0 enviroment to run?
added on the 2006-02-05 20:08:53 by blueflame blueflame
i'm not an expert in VS2005 (i'm generaly using VS2003) but there are two main types of projects:
- standard win32 projects (witch don't use .NET)
- .NET projects with managed c++ extensions

i think it's rather impossible to compile a .NET project as a standard win32 application because of .NET dependant code generated by app wizard and many project settings (like linked libraries). a .NET project always uses .NET runtime so it need to be installed in order to run the application.

standard win32 projects doesn't need .NET to run.
added on the 2006-02-05 21:22:24 by masterm masterm
oh i forgot to say that actually an "Express" version of VC++ doesn't have the ability to compile standard win32 applications (so only .NET is available). but I'm not sure about that.
added on the 2006-02-05 21:29:00 by masterm masterm
The Express version can compile Win32 apps, but you've got to fake the PSDK into it (there's a guide on the vc++ express site how to do this) and you won't get any resource editing or useful help integration.

But at least for demos it works beautifully.
added on the 2006-02-05 21:33:52 by kb_ kb_


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