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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Windows Application Distribution

Throughout the rest of this section, you will see the steps required by a common distribution method. Microsoft Visual Studio, the same development environment that supports Visual Basic and Visual C++, supports a standard distribution system that collects all files related to a Windows project and packages those files into a distributable set of disks, CD-ROM, or networked distribution. Visual Studio even creates an installation script that controls installation of the entire program.

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Almost all Microsoft languages use the Visual Studio interface and distribution system. If you use a non-Microsoft language or a different installation distribution system, the steps you follow will not match exactly those ...

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