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Package .NET Framework , Windows Installer 3.1 and the Application .exe file onto a single Setup file

    Question

  • I have created a Windows Application , i want to deploy it aong with Windows Installer 3.1, .NET Framework 2.0 , SQL Server Server Server tools, database along with the Application file onto a single setup file.

    How will i do that ? 
    • Changed type YiChun Chen Friday, December 25, 2009 6:25 AM
    Thursday, December 24, 2009 6:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi Sangram,

    Thank you for your post.

    To deploy Winform application, we can set these installers like Windows Installer 3.1, .NET Framework 2.0 as prerequisite.

    If you're using Visual Studio to develop your application, it can help developer to automatically install the prerequisite prior to the application.
    For ClickOnce, please right click your project >> go to Properties >> Publish tab >> click "Prerequisites....".
    For setup project, please create setup project >> right click your setup project >> go to Properties >> click "Prerequisites....".
    In the Prerequisites dialog box, you can choose prerequisite components (e.g. Windows Installer 3.1, .NET Framework 2.0, SQL Server products).

    If you're not running Visual Studio to deploy your application, you might need to try some third-party software installer like Installshield, WIX and others. For free software, you can try Windows Installer XML (WiX). It is a toolset that builds Windows installation packages from XML source code.
    For more information, please check: http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix/files/.
    For good tutorial, please check: http://www.tramontana.co.hu/wix/.

    Hope this helps! Have a great week.

    Best regards,
    Yichun Chen

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    • Marked as answer by YiChun Chen Thursday, December 31, 2009 6:12 AM
    Friday, December 25, 2009 6:36 AM