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auto-install .Net framework ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I'd like to provide on DVD a demo application that is build with .Net and that does not need to be installed.

    Is there any way to create an unique application executable that detects the presence of the targetted .net framework ?

    I'm quite sure that's not possible, but I can accept a "launcher". In this case, what is the easiest way to create such a launcher ?

    it should do something like this :

    -if framework >= 3.5 not installed then install last framework
    -launch the application

    Thanks for advices...
    Steve
    Monday, November 23, 2009 3:48 PM

Answers

  • Maybe using click-once and distributing the dvd you can archieve something like that...
    Try setting up the application on a dvd and setting as available online only...
    Enrique Blanco PMP, Consultant http://www.eblanco.com
    • Marked as answer by Steve B_ Monday, December 7, 2009 9:28 AM
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 11:33 AM

All replies

  • Setup&Deployment projects (and most commercial products too) have a bootstrapper that will install prerequisites and then install your product's MSI file.
    Phil Wilson
    Monday, November 23, 2009 6:49 PM
  • Setup&Deployment projects (and most commercial products too) have a bootstrapper that will install prerequisites and then install your product's MSI file.
    Phil Wilson

    I'm sorry but this is not what I don't want.... have to install the app. The application is shipped on DVD and have to run directly on the DVD... no setup, excepted the .net framework itself if required, and in a way as transparent as possible.

    thanks,
    steve
    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 8:16 AM
  • Maybe using click-once and distributing the dvd you can archieve something like that...
    Try setting up the application on a dvd and setting as available online only...
    Enrique Blanco PMP, Consultant http://www.eblanco.com
    • Marked as answer by Steve B_ Monday, December 7, 2009 9:28 AM
    Saturday, December 5, 2009 11:33 AM
  • Maybe using click-once and distributing the dvd you can archieve something like that...
    Try setting up the application on a dvd and setting as available online only...
    Enrique Blanco PMP, Consultant http://www.eblanco.com

    Thanks for the answer. I imagine that is the best I can reach... or I have to suppose all my customers are using Win 7 :)


    steve
    Monday, December 7, 2009 9:29 AM