I don't know if this belongs in the programming section, but I'll ask anyway:
I've been using VS2008 Pro since I got it for free through the MS Dreamspark student page. I've been using Dev C++ (Which many experienced programmers have given me harsh comments for) before I got it.
The problem is simply that I can't deploy the projects I make in any simple way, so that others can run the applications I've created on their computers. In Dev I just simply had to press F9 and it was all done. When I send the VS applications other people get an error telling them that the configuration in the application is faulty.
I've tried changing the build configuration from "Debug" to "Release" for the whole solution. Even though the applications became smaller like the debug data was removed they still generate the same error. I know how to create a working MSI, but for a 200-line application that is like using a container ship to freight some daily groceries.
Summarized, all I want to create is a single .exe file that can be run on any computer. Thank you!