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Hi there,

I have been doing a bit of programming in C# and PHP, as well as some Python and a wee bit of C++ in visual studio express. It's kind of nice and it does the trick, except that appearantly none of these allow me to produce regular *.exe files that can run on a Windows machine right there and then, without forcing the user to download .NET Framework, Java virtual machine, or a Python interpreter.

So I am looking for freeware that would allow me to quickly develop and produce standalone Windows applications. I very much like Visual Studio (Express) but it doesn't generate standalone GUI apps.

Could anyone recommend free compilers/IDEs/Languages I could use to quickly produce standalone GUI applications?

I never developped desktop GUIs manually, so I would much prefer a WYSIWYG IDE like the one of Visual Studio.

ALl suggestions are welcomed.

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  • bradwangbradwang Posts: 197Member
    : Hi there,
    :
    : I have been doing a bit of programming in C# and PHP, as well as
    : some Python and a wee bit of C++ in visual studio express. It's kind
    : of nice and it does the trick, except that appearantly none of these
    : allow me to produce regular *.exe files that can run on a Windows
    : machine right there and then, without forcing the user to download
    : .NET Framework, Java virtual machine, or a Python interpreter.
    :
    : So I am looking for freeware that would allow me to quickly develop
    : and produce standalone Windows applications. I very much like Visual
    : Studio (Express) but it doesn't generate standalone GUI apps.
    :
    : Could anyone recommend free compilers/IDEs/Languages I could use to
    : quickly produce standalone GUI applications?
    :
    : I never developped desktop GUIs manually, so I would much prefer a
    : WYSIWYG IDE like the one of Visual Studio.
    :
    : ALl suggestions are welcomed.
    :


    I think then you'd probably use some old programming tools like Visual Basic or Delphi. They can help you build standalone windows GUI application.


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  • carlycarly Posts: 46Member
    : I very much like Visual
    : Studio (Express) but it doesn't generate standalone GUI apps.

    Of course you can do GUI apps !
    You can do everything wih Win32 api...
  • sylverdragsylverdrag Posts: 2Member
    : : I very much like Visual
    : : Studio (Express) but it doesn't generate standalone GUI apps.
    :
    : Of course you can do GUI apps !
    : You can do everything wih Win32 api...

    GUI apps, sure, but my question was more about the *standalone* part.

    AFAIK, Visual Studio Express allows one to develop .NET framework applications, as opposed to standalone applications that don't require the .NET framework to be installed.

    If there any way to compile a solution in Visual Studio Express in such a way that it does not require the NET framework?

    I have read that was possible for VS C++, but don't know how.
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