Jump to content

[Solved] What is the Difference bewteen Compile(Ctrl-F7) and Build(F7)?

Recommended Posts


I tried choosing the Compile(Ctrl-F7) MenuItem on a script, and it generated an EXE from it.

I tried choosing the Build(F7) MenuItem on the script, and surprisingly, it too, generated an EXE from it.

The 2 files are identical in size.


After doing FC/B on the 2 generated EXEs,

apparantly the 2 files are not binarically identical.

There are about 20 bytes that are different, between them.

So what's the story here? :)


Edited by Zohar
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm actually considering staying with the SciTE that comes with the regular download :)

For this reason,

If I want to make my program an EXE,

Is there a difference for me, in using Compile vs. Build?

The EXEs are same size, very similar, and only 20 bytes different between them..

Link to post
Share on other sites

As far as I can tell, the Ctrl+F7 and F7 commands are identical in the Lite version, they both run the same command on the script.

SciTe..aut2exeaut2exe.exe" /in "test.au3"

If I posted any code, assume that code was written using the latest release version unless stated otherwise. Also, if it doesn't work on XP I can't help with that because I don't have access to XP, and I'm not going to.
Give a programmer the correct code and he can do his work for a day. Teach a programmer to debug and he can do his work for a lifetime - by Chirag Gude
How to ask questions the smart way!

I hereby grant any person the right to use any code I post, that I am the original author of, on the autoitscript.com forums, unless I've specifically stated otherwise in the code or the thread post. If you do use my code all I ask, as a courtesy, is to make note of where you got it from.

Back up and restore Windows user files _Array.au3 - Modified array functions that include support for 2D arrays.  -  ColorChooser - An add-on for SciTE that pops up a color dialog so you can select and paste a color code into a script.  -  Customizable Splashscreen GUI w/Progress Bar - Create a custom "splash screen" GUI with a progress bar and custom label.  -  _FileGetProperty - Retrieve the properties of a file  -  SciTE Toolbar - A toolbar demo for use with the SciTE editor  -  GUIRegisterMsg demo - Demo script to show how to use the Windows messages to interact with controls and your GUI.  -   Latin Square password generator

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...