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New to VB .NET, can't compile as Win32

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I'm an occasional VB user who has just installed VB .NET 2003 (previously
using VB6). I migrated a VB6 project over, tweaked it, and compiled it. It
runs fine on the machine I compiled it on, but will not initialize on other
systems.

After doing some digging I believe the problem is that I need to compile for
Win32 platform instead of .NET platform. But that option is not available in
the drop-down in Configuration Manager; .NET is the only thing in the list.

What am I missing? How do I enable the option to compile my app for Win32
without needing the .NET Framework installed on the user machine?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Dwasifar,

With Visual.Studio Net you can only make with C++ direct Win32 programs.

For the rest you can make with VS Net as the name already says only Net
programs.

(That is because you need for .Net programs the OS extention also named the
framework).

I hope this helps,

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #2

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Well, crap. The packaging's a little misleading then, telling you you can
make Windows applications with it.

So a VB program will still compile only for .NET Framework even if you also
have C++ installed in Visual Studio, right?

"Cor Ligthert" wrote:
Dwasifar,

With Visual.Studio Net you can only make with C++ direct Win32 programs.

For the rest you can make with VS Net as the name already says only Net
programs.

(That is because you need for .Net programs the OS extention also named the
framework).

I hope this helps,

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #3

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dwasifar wrote:
(snip)
What am I missing? How do I enable the option to compile my app for
Win32 without needing the .NET Framework installed on the user
machine?

yep.... it's a bummer!

If you don't want to force a 20MB upgrade on your clients then have a look
at thinstall.


Nov 21 '05 #4

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What is thinstall?

"Neil Wallace" wrote:
dwasifar wrote:
(snip)
What am I missing? How do I enable the option to compile my app for
Win32 without needing the .NET Framework installed on the user
machine?

yep.... it's a bummer!

If you don't want to force a 20MB upgrade on your clients then have a look
at thinstall.


Nov 21 '05 #5

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Dwasifar,

Are you serious or do you want to create only again such a long discussion.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...fb225133b94186

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #6

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Sorry, didn't know it had already been discussed at such length.

"Cor Ligthert" wrote:
Dwasifar,

Are you serious or do you want to create only again such a long discussion.

http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...fb225133b94186

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #7

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"dwasifar" <dw******@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
Well, crap. The packaging's a little misleading then, telling you you can
make Windows applications with it.
The .NET Framework is simply a huge library and execution engine, but the
applications created using VB.NET will still run on Windows if the .NET
Framework is installed.
So a VB program will still compile only for .NET Framework even if you
also
have C++ installed in Visual Studio, right?


Yes.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #8

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