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Microsoft Visual Studio C++ 2008 & Multi-Platform Programs

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This is a question i have had for along time. I know for express edition, you need to have some run-time exe's on your computer, but for pro edition you dont. But, my question is, can the compiler make programs that are multi-platform? or are they only specific to windows? NOTE: Im talking about release mode here, i know debug mode is windows only.

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I know for express edition, you need to have some run-time exe's on your computer, but for pro edition you dont.

What?

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But, my question is, can the compiler make programs that are multi-platform?

The compiler and linker produce Windows executables. They will not run on other platforms. The Visual Studio IDE can certainly be used to call to another compiler that can cross-target (GCC for example) -- for example, I use VS to build my PSP projects.

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NOTE: Im talking about release mode here, i know debug mode is windows only.

"Debug" and "Release" are just predefined configurations for the compiler. Both are Windows-only.

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