Make EXE File Command (File Menu)

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Creates an executable application141RJVK by combining the forms and modules in a project into a single executable file.

An executable file runs without invoking Visual Basic.  To run an executable file, the run-time file VBRUN300.DLL must be in a directory on the user's path.

This command does not affect the project files.  You can still work with your original files without affecting the executable file.


Dialog Box Options

Options               Description


File Name            Type the file name for the executable file or accept the default.  Unless you specify otherwise, Visual Basic automatically adds the default file-name extension .EXE to an executable file.

Directories           Select a directory from the list.  Select the drive or directory where the file is to be stored if different from your current path.  (Your current path is displayed above this box.)

Drives                 Select a drive from the list.

Application Title   Specify the title for your application or accept the default (the project name).  This title will appear in the Microsoft Windows Task Manager when the executable file is running.

Icon                     Shows the icon that the Microsoft Windows Program Manager displays for the application.  The default icon is the icon for the startup form.

Use Icon From     Select an icon from among those you've assigned to the Icon2S1DMPP property for forms in the project.

OK                      Creates an executable version of your application.

Cancel                 Closes the dialog box without making an executable file.

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Programmer's Guide:

Chapter 5, "Managing Projects"