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  • Hi,

    I want to know what's the best way to let the c# application update itself so when user starts the application it will notify and update without having to re-install the application?
    Friday, December 7, 2012 1:10 PM


  • Check out Click Once applications:

    "ClickOnce applications can be self-updating; they can check for newer versions as they become available and automatically replace any updated files. The developer can specify the update behavior; a network administrator can also control update strategies, for example, marking an update as mandatory. Updates can also be rolled back to a previous version by the end user or by an administrator. For more information, see Choosing a ClickOnce Update Strategy. "

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    • Proposed as answer by Shyam Kr Friday, December 7, 2012 2:59 PM
    • Marked as answer by Mike Feng Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:33 PM
    Friday, December 7, 2012 1:26 PM