How to export a web-API project and install it on a server? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I developed a web-api in c#. Now i want to export it and install it on a server. I already tried to build the release version of the project but in the folder are a lot of different files (unfortunately I do not have permission to post pictures). Which ones do I need and how to make the application run on a server?

    Thanks a lot!

    Sunday, October 2, 2016 3:45 PM


  • Hi ltfeT_5,

    How did you export your project? Do you use the Click-Once or others technology.

    If it is the setup app, as far as I know, for a general app, it would have setup.exe or xx.exe file in your export folder.

    Like the following screen shot, I just publish a simple console app using the Click-once, I will get the setup.exe file.

    For web app, maybe this document would be helpful for you here:


    Of course, it would be related to the way how you create the setup project, please share me the detailed steps.

    Best Regards,


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    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 8:18 AM