Hi, everyone. This is my first post.

I'm just getting started, really. I took a computer science class this last semester and the professor's program of choice was Microsoft Visual Studio 2005. I enjoyed playing around with the codes, but I noticed that when making things for my own amusement or for practical purposes, the *.exe files only work on computers that already have visual studio. What's more is my free trial of visual studio is over in 2 weeks or so, and I don't have the extra money laying around to purchase my own copy.

Does anyone have any suggestions on some free decompilers and whatever else I'd need to create basic programs?


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Last Post by sonic_geezer

First, delete that compiler from your computer since the free trial has expired.

Next, download the free VC++ 2008 Express. This is NOT a trial version and does not expire.

As for the *.exe requiring Visual Studio, it depends on how you program. You can freely distribute the files located here (assuming default installation directory)
D:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\VC\redist\x86\Microsoft.VC90.CRT
That directory contains three dlls.

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