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Generating EXEs from a program.

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Hi all,


I'll cut to the chase. 

Essentially the idea of my C++ program is that it stores the binary data of a pre compiled EXE program in it's memory, and then dumps that EXE into the user's folder. The idea is that my program will create an executable file on disk.


I have written programs which copy EXEs, so I have two questions:


1. How would I store the data pure EXE file in my C++ program? I know if I have the memory I can just dump it into a new file.


2. I have a few string constants at the start of my EXE (#defines in the original c++ code). Can I edit these on the programs copy of the EXE file before writing the data to disk? I know I could make a seperate file containing the constants and have the generated EXE read these in, but I'd rather it was created with the data embedded.


I have tried my best to explain my predicament but if there is anything you think I should expand I would be happy to do so.

Thanks in advance,





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I'm guessing antivirus software might get alarmed if you dump exes to people's hard drives.


You can't replace a #define in an exe without recompiling since it just pastes the macro expansion into the source code text wherever it occurs. You'd be better off reading the strings from a configuration file instead and load them when the program starts up...


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