Very interested in using ClickOnce.
I've been watching videos / tutorials and something is not working right...I am attempting to publish an app to Azure blob storage in a container called <myappname>install. I'm using VS 2012 and installing a desktop Windows app project.
I create the publish directory on my local desktop and upload the contents up to the blob storage after clicking publish.
Issue 1, the publish.htm file is not created (perhaps not a big deal).
If I attempt to navigate to by blob container, it doesn't launch app. I think this is how you are supposed to run installer. Is this because the publish.htm is missing?
If I attempt to navigate to the setup.exe in the blob container I get an error. (missing file)
I have found that if I navigate to the <AppName.application (Application Manifest) it does install.
Is this what is supposed to be done? Directions seem to indicate that I should just navigate to folder or run setup.exe
Secondly, is there a way to automate the "publishing directly to Azure?" I am selecting All and copying to clipboard and then using Azure Explorer to post. Should I be able to just set the publish path to my blob storage?
- Edited by Fast_EddieD Friday, January 10, 2014 5:15 PM
>>I have found that if I navigate to the <AppName.application (Application Manifest) it does install.
Is this what is supposed to be done?
Yep it is. Manifest file is not supposed to be the installer entry. You will need to click that Setup.exe file to start the installation instead.
>>is there a way to automate the "publishing directly to Azure?"
I'm not sure of your steps and this is not Azure forum so we may lack of Azure knowledge. So let's check some details about your issue, please make sure you've already checked the following article:
You can clarify your steps here for us to make this issue clear.
You can also refer to this article http://elbruno.com/2013/06/01/azure-howto-publish-a-clickonce-application-using-and-azure-website/ to deploy to Azure website instead of Azure storage.
We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
Click HERE to participate the survey.
- Marked as answer by Barry WangMicrosoft contingent staff, Moderator Monday, January 20, 2014 8:41 AM