help with visual basic

neon615

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OMG this is such a noob question...but when i finish making a application in visual basic express 20005 how do i make it into one single .exe file? or is it a installer file? i dont know but please help?
 

joxley1990

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Ahh im just about to use it at college for the first time lol, im guessing, Save As: File Type (.exe) ?
 

neon615

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yeh well i tried that...but if i go to the build menu and it saves like this there is a

setup
hello world_1_0_0_2
hello world
hello world_1_0_0_2(folder)

(btw the application is called hello world)
 

Celegorm

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with all the compilers i've used for VB there was alway a way to do it in Save As, or a "Build" command in the file menu to do it. I'll take a look at the stuff at school to find out.
 

compguy91

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here's what I do
build & compile it and make sure it runs without errors. Then save it and go to teh bin -> debug folder of where the project is stored. There will be an executable file there for you. Hasn't failed me yet :)
 

neon615

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yeaaa i know that butt... if i want to give the program to someone else or say...distribute it over the internnet how do i do that?
 

Mattyl110792

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yeaaa i know that butt... if i want to give the program to someone else or say...distribute it over the internnet how do i do that?
Just copy it from the debug folder and paste it in your Documents folder (or wherever you wish). From there you can attach it to emails etc

Matt
 

compguy91

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Do what Matt said, I do that and I've brought it on to other computers before and it worked. I also believe there's a way to package it for installation as well, I know in the professional version there is but I'm not sure about the express version. Either way, I recommend making a backup copy before doing so, I did it once and it messed up my project because it kept looking for a digital signature that wasn't there.
 
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