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  1. #1
    Eddie Burdak Guest

    Rather large EXE - needs a diet

    Hi,

    with put together a little DB app. It has an ADO connection, a tree view, a
    grid and we're using Videosoft's VSVIEW ocx as the print engine.

    On compiling the app it hit 16 MB! I think Kathleen helped me out on
    something similar to this before but I don't remember her suggestion - poor
    form I know.

    Any clues anyone?

    Thanks

    Eddie



  2. #2
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Herv=E9?= Thouzard Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet

    Hi Eddie,

    I had some very good results with 'UPX', an excellent exe compressor
    (freeware) :
    http://wildsau.idv.uni-linz.ac.at/mfx/upx.html

    Bye,
    Hervé


    Eddie Burdak wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > with put together a little DB app. It has an ADO connection, a tree view, a
    > grid and we're using Videosoft's VSVIEW ocx as the print engine.
    >
    > On compiling the app it hit 16 MB! I think Kathleen helped me out on
    > something similar to this before but I don't remember her suggestion - poor
    > form I know.
    >
    > Any clues anyone?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Eddie


  3. #3
    Eddie Burdak Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet

    Yo,

    > On compiling the app it hit 16 MB! I think Kathleen helped me out on
    > something similar to this before but I don't remember her suggestion -

    poor
    > form I know.


    Re-starting VB and producing the exe at start shrinks it a little - to 180
    kb.

    Me thinks there's a memory leak

    Eddie



  4. #4
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Herv=E9?= Thouzard Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet



    Eddie Burdak wrote:
    >
    > Yo,
    >
    > > On compiling the app it hit 16 MB! I think Kathleen helped me out on
    > > something similar to this before but I don't remember her suggestion -

    > poor
    > > form I know.

    >
    > Re-starting VB and producing the exe at start shrinks it a little - to 180
    > kb.

    You must have a large amount of bitmaps into your project no ?


    > Me thinks there's a memory leak

    "Me" thinks, really ? ;-)))

    Bye,
    Hervé

  5. #5
    Bob O`Bob Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet

    "Hervé Thouzard" <hthouzard@rsi.fr> wrote :
    >
    > > Me thinks there's a memory leak

    > "Me" thinks, really ? ;-)))
    >



    Methinks thou dost read Shakspear too little.



    Bob O`Bob
    --


  6. #6
    Eddie Burdak Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet

    Herve
    > > > On compiling the app it hit 16 MB! I think Kathleen helped me out on
    > > > something similar to this before but I don't remember her suggestion -

    > > poor
    > > > form I know.

    > >
    > > Re-starting VB and producing the exe at start shrinks it a little - to

    180
    > > kb.

    > You must have a large amount of bitmaps into your project no ?


    Nope, there are 5 16x16 icons, and 2 bitmaps (bog standard traffic lights
    from the VB graphics library)

    > > Me thinks there's a memory leak

    > "Me" thinks, really ? ;-)))


    Yup, the dude doing the writing noticed that as he was testing the app
    through the day it slowing down strangely enough.

    Eddie



  7. #7
    =?iso-8859-1?Q?Herv=E9?= Thouzard Guest

    Re: Rather large EXE - needs a diet



    Bob O`Bob wrote:
    >
    > "Hervé Thouzard" <hthouzard@rsi.fr> wrote :
    > >
    > > > Me thinks there's a memory leak

    > > "Me" thinks, really ? ;-)))
    > >

    >
    > Methinks thou dost read Shakspear too little.

    may be....

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