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cannot successfully build MS Express sample programs

Hi,
I'm new to this group, and recently downloaded the MS Express package
for C/C++. I tried to install and run some of the sample programs, and
get a peculiar error.

------ Skipped Build: Project: Calc ------

========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 1 skipped
==========

Why am I getting this message? I have no executable, and no object
files, just the source from MS. I've tried every build option on the
menu, and always have the same result. All of the debug options are
greyed out. I presume that happens because there is no executable.

If I create a new project, it will build properly.

I am running on a machine that I have admin rights to, so I don't think
its an access rights issue. Any ideas? I'm a die-hard Delphi
programmer, but with Borland's exit from the tools market, I need
someplace to go. I was looking at MS.... :)

Regards, Brad

Apr 18 '06 #1
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I assume some or all projects are configures so that they are not build in
the normal build process. VS Solutions allow you to exclude projects from
the build process. This can make sense in various scenarios. e. g. you don't
want to create a new setup package each time you rebuild your app. Go to
menu Build / Configuration Manager to include / exclude projects from the
build pocess.

Marcus Heege
"brad" <be******@aol.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com...
Hi,
I'm new to this group, and recently downloaded the MS Express package
for C/C++. I tried to install and run some of the sample programs, and
get a peculiar error.

------ Skipped Build: Project: Calc ------

========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 1 skipped
==========

Why am I getting this message? I have no executable, and no object
files, just the source from MS. I've tried every build option on the
menu, and always have the same result. All of the debug options are
greyed out. I presume that happens because there is no executable.

If I create a new project, it will build properly.

I am running on a machine that I have admin rights to, so I don't think
its an access rights issue. Any ideas? I'm a die-hard Delphi
programmer, but with Borland's exit from the tools market, I need
someplace to go. I was looking at MS.... :)

Regards, Brad

Apr 18 '06 #2

Marcus Heege wrote:
I assume some or all projects are configures so that they are not build in
the normal build process. VS Solutions allow you to exclude projects from
the build process. This can make sense in various scenarios. e. g. you don't
want to create a new setup package each time you rebuild your app. Go to
menu Build / Configuration Manager to include / exclude projects from the
build pocess.

Marcus Heege
"brad" <be******@aol.com> wrote in message
news:11**********************@u72g2000cwu.googlegr oups.com...
Hi,
I'm new to this group, and recently downloaded the MS Express package
for C/C++. I tried to install and run some of the sample programs, and
get a peculiar error.

------ Skipped Build: Project: Calc ------

========== Build: 0 succeeded or up-to-date, 0 failed, 1 skipped
==========

Why am I getting this message? I have no executable, and no object
files, just the source from MS. I've tried every build option on the
menu, and always have the same result. All of the debug options are
greyed out. I presume that happens because there is no executable.

If I create a new project, it will build properly.

I am running on a machine that I have admin rights to, so I don't think
its an access rights issue. Any ideas? I'm a die-hard Delphi
programmer, but with Borland's exit from the tools market, I need
someplace to go. I was looking at MS.... :)

Regards, Brad

Marcus --
The problem was caused by the configuration of the project. MS sets
their samples to run on Itanium.... and I needed Win32. So, when I set
the option to Win32 it compiled and ran.

Thank you very much for taking the time to respond.
Brad

Apr 18 '06 #3

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