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Huge Executable size when creating Static linked MFC applications by drkanand


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Type: Bug
ID: 597395
Opened: 9/13/2010 1:21:21 AM
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When compiling MFC statically linked applications, the size of the target exe is huge (atleast 10 times). This has been observed for every win32 application that is created.

I have to go back to VS 6 or VS 2008 to get a smaller executable. This is a pain as my customer prefers small executables.

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Posted by Microsoft on 9/15/2010 at 4:27 PM
Hello,

Thanks for the report. This is a known problem (caused by a combination of features added for Visual Studio 2010) and we are investigating it for the next release of Visual Studio.

Pat Brenner
Visual C++ Libraries Development
Posted by Microsoft on 9/13/2010 at 2:26 AM
Thanks for your feedback. We are routing this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
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