Every programmer starts out with a 'Hello World' programme so it is quite fitting that our first challenge is in a similar vein. The Challenge To produce the smallest windows executable program that displays Hello World. in a dialog box. You must submit a compiled windows executable that displays the text string "Hello World." in a dialog box. This is the minimum visual requirement and the program can include any other control or visual element. The winning entry will be the qualifying submission that is the smallest size. You can use any compiled language you are familar with be it c, vb or Logo. How to submit To submit your entry, post a reply to this topic attaching your compiled and runable program. It is up to you whether you wish to disclose in your post the method used, the compiled file size or the source code - I will only remove the attachement before I approve the post. So it is up to you to decide if you want other challengers to know how small you have made it or any of your secrets before the challenge ends. Tips: scripting languages are not allowed There are 'notable entry points' available for any entry that fails to win but displays a unique approach. You can submit as many entries as you wish - obviously only the smallest will be put forward for the final judging - but all will be eligible for the 'notable entry points' Make sure the text you display matches "Hello World." exactly - Ignore the quotes, same case, and remember the period (full stop).