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How to make overall Program Files (mainly 1,000 + .rtf files) smaller for end user install?

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  • My program has 1,000 + .rtf files and when I publish/Install it's HUGE! 200mb +. I have other apps from other software companies that have more documents than mine, and their entire application is around 50mb. What am I missing here? How do I accomplish the same thing? Does it have to do with the Property Settings of the .rtf files called: "Build Action" and "Copy to Output Directory"? I set my "Build Action" to "Content" for all my .rtf files, and set "Copy to Output Directory" to "Copy Always".

    Hope someone can help because I have another 2,000 documents + to add to my app.

    (Side Thought: Does it have something to do with .dll's?)

    Thanx.

    Bryn

    Friday, October 22, 2010 2:32 AM

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