I have a working C++ program within Developer Studio 2008 (probably standard, or maybe professional edition), and I would like to create an executable which I can give to somebody else to use, or to use myself, however outside of the Developer Studio (for
instance from Matlab, of from command prompt). After generating a Release version, I went to the Release foulder, however haven't found corresponding *.exe file (what I've hoped for).
How should I create a stand alone executable to be used on another Windows based machine without Developer Studio ?
By the way, when I build in my Developer Studio 2008 a Relese version of the Intel Fortran based program, it generates corresponding exe file which somebody elese uses on his machine without any trouble.
An operational system on my machine is Windows 7.
Thank you very much for you help.
Please, have in mind that I am not a computer person; I am just a physisist making programs for research purposes.
>I went to the Release foulder, however haven't found
>corresponding *.exe file
If the program built without any errors, it will have
created an *.exe file. If there were any build errors
then an *.exe will not be created. You must have an
error-free build. Note that you must do a Build, and
not just a compile.
Make sure you're looking in the right folder. There
may be two folders named "release" in the project's
As to running on other computers without Visual Studio
installed, that's certainly possible. However you may
need to install "redistributables" on the other computer.