Problems running new C#/WPF/accdb program on other computers RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a program I developed using C# and WPF in Visual Studio 2015.

    It works perfectly, but when I copy the executable to another PC, with the database in an identical location, the program bombs.

    Any ideas as to what might be causing the error?

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:08 AM

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  • It works perfectly, but when I copy the executable to another PC, with the database in an identical location, the program bombs.

    And you copied things to what location on another PC?

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 4:47 AM
  • I have a dll in which I specify that.

    It doesn't bomb until after I have retrieved at least one record, so I know it sees the database.

    ...and to ensure I'm using the same version of the database, I copy the database from the computer where It's successful, up to a shared server drive, then down into the second computer.

    • Edited by irsharp Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:55 AM
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 10:14 AM
  • Post the relevant code along with your config file pointing to the DB so it can be confirmed to be correct. Also ensure that the necessary database components are installed such that the database connection will actually succeed.

    Then post the exception you're getting in your app along with the complete information around call stack, message, type, etc.

    Michael Taylor http://www.michaeltaylorp3.net

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2:09 PM
  • Certain areas the O/S is using like the Program Files directory is a protected area. So again where are the files,  database files and all located on the hard drive? 
    Wednesday, April 25, 2018 3:53 PM
  • Hi irsharp,

    Thank you for posting here.

    For your question, do you get some exception? If yes, could you provide the error message?

    Does the application reference some files include database? Please check location.

    Here is a simple way to run this application without consider something like database location and so on.

    If you want to do it with ClickOnce, please refer to the following documents:

    ClickOnce - Quick steps to Deploy, Install and Update Windows Based Client Applications.

    Deploying Windows applications using ClickOnce (Visual Studio 2008)

    How-To: Use ClickOnce to deploy your Applications

    If you want to use Windows Installer(MSI), please refer to the following document:

    Creating an MSI Package for C# Windows Application Using a Visual Studio Setup Project

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    Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:38 AM
  • Is Microsoft Access installed on the second computer?

    Tim Roberts, Driver MVP Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

    Thursday, April 26, 2018 6:16 PM