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Hey All,

Yes, this is an odd request. 
But is there a way to bulk up the size of the compiled program? 
I know many want to reduce it's size, but I want to increase it.

What methods do you suggest?

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Skeletor,

Why on earth do you want to do this?

M23

P.S. And just to be absolutely clear - this is the Mod team determining the legality of the thread, so everyone else please keep out.


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Skeletor,

More bytes = bigger price?

M23


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Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Melba32,

Not really. I had an issue in the past where I came with a 1MB program. 

It did it's job but perfectly compared to the commercial program it was up against. However, because of it's size, some people think its not worth it. 

So yeah, that's my reason for the question. 

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Skeletor,

Then go ahead and stuff the executable with resources! Make sure the forum gets a cut if you do sell it!

M23


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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1 hour ago, Skeletor said:

Marketing strategy.

then follow the example of the big boys (Symantec has always been my role-model for this kind of bureaucracy stuff):

- add a huge high quality logo to your GUI

- throw in a 30-page license agreement

- add 10 more confirmation steps to your setup program

- use an elaborate yet meaningless version numbers (like 27.4.63.1183), so you can validate it with your clients when they seek support

- oh, and my all-time favorite: add a progress bar when installing your files, with artificial delays in it (after all your files have been copied within a tenth of a second, of course)

yes, some of it was sarcasm. no, not all of it... ;)

 

b.t.w i assume that this:

1 hour ago, Melba23 said:

Then go ahead and stuff the executable with resources

means that the topic is legitimate

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1 hour ago, Skeletor said:

Not really. I had an issue in the past where I came with a 1MB program. 

It did it's job but perfectly compared to the commercial program it was up against. However, because of it's size, some people think its not worth it.

Had an almost similar issue, but in my case it was packaging.

I used the mini-CD to distribute my program, and for precisely that reason had to switch back to standard size CD even thought I used about 1% of it. :D

 

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