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  SQL Server Tips by Gama and Naughter

Compiling from the Command Prompt

To compile a VB.NET file from the command prompt, it is necessary to use vbc.exe, which is located in the “\Microsoft.NET\Framework\[version]” folder underneath your Windows installation directory. Assuming that a DOS prompt is open and the PATH environment variable has a reference to where vbc.exe is located, there are three main switches:
* /t: stands for “target”, it is library for a DLL or winexe for an EXE
* /out: this will define the path and file name of the output
* /r: this is to specify additional libraries, or “references”, it must be repeated for each library

After the switches comes the input file name:

vbc /t:library /out:C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\HelloWorld.dll /r:sqlaccess.dll c:\test\HelloWorld.vb

The above book excerpt is from:

Super SQL Server Systems
Turbocharge Database Performance with C++ External Procedures

ISBN: 0-9761573-2-2
Joseph Gama, P. J. Naughter


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