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Releasing VS2012 Win32 C++ Project w/ Library Problems


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#1 ajm113   Members   -  Reputation: 311

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:42 AM

Hello everyone, so after a long break from coding I decided to wip up a small application using Visual Studio 2012 on Windows 8 32bit computer.

 

I've attempted to run my application on my laptop that's running Win7 64bit without Visual Studio debug libraries, but does have the Redistribute VC2012 Service Pack 3 installed. I've tried loading libraries statically (prefer), and dynamically, but it appears nether of solve the issue. What the program is basically appear to be doing the second it starts up is awaking PCA in Windows showing the good old "Your program may have not been installed correctly" without any other errors and I verified that the program instantly crashes before it does anything... I'll describe my project settings as best as possible for static linking and what Dependency Walker is throwing  at me.

 

Project set to Release Mode:

MFC: Use static linking

Runtime: MT

Manifest Generating: OFF

Using multi-byte code instead of unicode.

 

And by the way, it's all pure Win32, and C++ I'm not even using MFC or third party libs.

 

If I may rant for a second. Releasing a project on VS2008 was much easier to throw at older Window machines... I can wip up a application and throw it at a XP machine and it will run it just fine...

 

Thanks for your help!

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 08:39 AM

I'm wondering.... Is it possibly be because the 32bit app is calling 64x dlls from "syswow64" instead of "system32" and I heard it's not always a good idea to mix the two up?


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:59 PM

Okay so I pin pointed that the assertion error that wasnt being thrown on Win7, but I've fixed it, now I get this STATUS_CONFLICTING_ADDRESSES or "The application was unable to start correctly (0xC0000018).". I have no idea what this means to me, since it's been like ages since I've touched this stuff.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 03:23 AM

MFC: Use static linking

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And by the way, it's all pure Win32, and C++ I'm not even using MFC or third party libs.


Why are you linking MFC if you are not using it? Since you are pulling in MFC, is it possible it links to the dynamic runtime?

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Posted 02 July 2013 - 02:52 PM

I feel really silly... The reason why it kept crashing was because of my exe compression.

 

#pragma comment(linker, "/FILEALIGN:512")
#pragma comment(linker, "/OPT:REF")
#pragma comment(linker, "/OPT:ICF")
#pragma comment(linker, " /INCREMENTAL:NO")
#pragma comment(linker, "/ALIGN:512")// Merge sections

I think I'll just leave the file size alone since the exe is only 34kb anyways.. XD Unless my executables are like 10MB+ then maybe, but I'll just leave ALIGN alone for now...


Edited by ajm113, 02 July 2013 - 02:54 PM.

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