Huge Executable size when creating Static linked MFC applications - by drkanand

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ID 597395 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 9/13/2010 1:21:21 AM
Access Restriction Public


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

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.