You can run the .EXE that is produced outside of the Visual Studio or Eclipse IDE by clickinmg on it or running it from a Visual COBOL command prompt if you are running on the same computer where Visual COBOL is installed.
If you wish to bring the .EXE that you developed to a computer which does not have Visual COBOL installed on it then you will need to install the COBOL Runtime product and install a valid license before you can run the application.
The developed applications will only run on a computer that either has Visual COBOL installed or that has the COBOL Runtime product installed with a valid user license.
1. In your Project open up the Properties and then the COBOL Link tab. Under Runtime Model select Dynamic and rebuild. When you run your application it will look in the registry in order to find the location of the runtime files.
2. You need to set your PATH environment variable to include the Visual COBOL or COBOL Runtime bin folder: