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Zak
Hello,

I am having a problem with a program. I compile the program using VC++
pro. I use "depends.exe" to determine what DLLs the program is
linking. Then I use the Install Shield that comes with VC++ to create
a setup file. I run the setup file on my pc and it works great. My
problem is that when I try to install it on any* other system, the
install goes fine but when I try o run the program Nothing happens. I
double click and I don't see an error, the thing just doesn't do
anything! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. So, if any one
has had this problem in the past or if you just have a suggestion,
Please let me know...

Thanks

-Zak

*any system that does not have VC++ installed

Jul 23 '05 #1
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Zak wrote:
Hello,

I am having a problem with a program. I compile the program using VC++
pro. I use "depends.exe" to determine what DLLs the program is
linking. Then I use the Install Shield that comes with VC++ to create
a setup file. I run the setup file on my pc and it works great. My
problem is that when I try to install it on any* other system, the
install goes fine but when I try o run the program Nothing happens. I
double click and I don't see an error, the thing just doesn't do
anything! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. So, if any one
has had this problem in the past or if you just have a suggestion,
Please let me know...

Thanks

-Zak

*any system that does not have VC++ installed


Your issue is with the operating system, not the C++ language.
There are many platforms which support C++ but not DLLs
nor windows.

Seek out the proper newsgroups by reading the FAQ and
welcome.txt below.

--
Thomas Matthews

C++ newsgroup welcome message:
http://www.slack.net/~shiva/welcome.txt
C++ Faq: http://www.parashift.com/c++-faq-lite
C Faq: http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/c-faq/top.html
alt.comp.lang.learn.c-c++ faq:
http://www.comeaucomputing.com/learn/faq/
Other sites:
http://www.josuttis.com -- C++ STL Library book
http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl -- Standard Template Library
Jul 23 '05 #2

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Zak wrote:
Hello,

I am having a problem with a program. I compile the program using VC++
pro. I use "depends.exe" to determine what DLLs the program is
linking. Then I use the Install Shield that comes with VC++ to create
a setup file. I run the setup file on my pc and it works great. My
problem is that when I try to install it on any* other system, the
install goes fine but when I try o run the program Nothing happens. I
double click and I don't see an error, the thing just doesn't do
anything! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. So, if any one
has had this problem in the past or if you just have a suggestion,
Please let me know...

Thanks

-Zak

*any system that does not have VC++ installed


You have an error on line 42 of arglebargle.cpp
Jul 23 '05 #3

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"Zak" <za**********@gmail.com> wrote in message news:<11**********************@g14g2000cwa.googleg roups.com>...
Hello,
I am having a problem with a program. [snip] I double click and I don't see an error, the thing just doesn't do
anything!


Run it from the command-line to see if it gets any error there.
C++ follows the C paradigm of being command-line based, not GUI based.
Standard error messages may not be displayed if you are running it
from a GUI shell.

Your OS may also provide a way of displaying the value returned by the "main"
function, which may be of interest.

(oh and set your link options to be "statically linked")
Jul 23 '05 #4

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Carl Muller wrote:
Run it from the command-line to see if it gets any error there.
C++ follows the C paradigm of being command-line based, not GUI based.

And a compiled language which "is not command-line based"?

Standard error messages may not be displayed if you are running it
from a GUI shell.

Why?
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Jul 23 '05 #5

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Zak wrote:
Hello,

I am having a problem with a program. I compile the program using VC++
pro. I use "depends.exe" to determine what DLLs the program is
linking. Then I use the Install Shield that comes with VC++ to create
a setup file. I run the setup file on my pc and it works great. My
problem is that when I try to install it on any* other system, the
install goes fine but when I try o run the program Nothing happens. I
double click and I don't see an error, the thing just doesn't do
anything! This is very frustrating as you can imagine. So, if any one
has had this problem in the past or if you just have a suggestion,
Please let me know...

Thanks

-Zak

*any system that does not have VC++ installed

You should ask in microsoft.public.dotnet.languages.vc newsgroup.
If it doesn't appear in your news server use the public MS news server:

msnews.microsoft.com

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Ioannis Vranos

http://www23.brinkster.com/noicys
Jul 23 '05 #6

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Zak
tried that but there are no errors. Thank anyway...

Jul 23 '05 #7

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Ioannis Vranos wrote:
Carl Muller wrote:
Run it from the command-line to see if it gets any error there.
C++ follows the C paradigm of being command-line based, not GUI based.


And a compiled language which "is not command-line based"?


Did I miss something?
Seems to me that it doesn't need to be compiled to be a language...
VB6 isn't "command-line based", and is meant for the GUI environment.

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CW
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Jul 23 '05 #8

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Computer Whizz wrote:
Did I miss something?
Seems to me that it doesn't need to be compiled to be a language...
VB6 isn't "command-line based", and is meant for the GUI environment.


You were smart enough to not use VB .NET as an example. :-)

Anyway, VB 6 hasn't console access?


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Ioannis Vranos

http://www23.brinkster.com/noicys
Jul 23 '05 #9

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Ioannis Vranos wrote:
Computer Whizz wrote:
Did I miss something?
Seems to me that it doesn't need to be compiled to be a language...
VB6 isn't "command-line based", and is meant for the GUI environment.

You were smart enough to not use VB .NET as an example. :-)

Anyway, VB 6 hasn't console access?


Haven't used VB .NET, so I couldn't say - so I I was lucky ;) .

Erm, you can take parameters from a console-based start... But AFAIK
it's typically easier to use the GUI as that's what VB6 is suited for.
I haven't used VB6 in quite some time!

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CW
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Jul 23 '05 #10

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