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Compiling VB.net programs

Compiling VB.net programs

Compiling VB.net programs

(OP)
If I create a program in VB.net (Express) what is necessary to compile it? Do I need to purchase the entire Visual Studio or is there some other way?
Dan

RE: Compiling VB.net programs

Visual Studio builds your program every time you hit the Run button. To manually build, hit Ctrl+Shift+B, or go to the Build menu and select Build Solution.

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RE: Compiling VB.net programs

(OP)
I probably wasn't clear enough. What I am interested in doing is to create an msi program to give a copy of the program to someone else without giving the source code.
Dan

RE: Compiling VB.net programs

You may just try to give the exe of your program.
If your program is named (for example) MyProgram, you probably start it in VB.NET by clicking on MyProgram.sln file. In the same location you should see a folder named MyProgram (the same name as your sln file), in it you should have another folder named bin, and in bin folder you should have Debug (and Release) folder. In this Debug (or Release) folder look for MyProgram.exe file.


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