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  • I need a bit of help.  I haven't the slightest clue on how to make an updater for the launcher I am creating.

    I need some help figuring out how to make the program compare file versions, updating, and moving files.
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:02 AM

Answers

  • Hi Tungsten,
     
    Please look this article written by 
    Preeti Baranga which could give you a great help.
    ClickOnce - Quick steps to Deploy, Install and Update windows based client applications

    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/install/QuickClickOnceArticle.aspx


    This article presents quick and clear steps for the click once deployment techniques for the Infrastructure and Developer/Deployment Team. It covers the web server setup, directory structure, file share and permission tips on the deployment server and basic steps for the developers to deploy and general troubleshooting

     

    When ready to deploy the application browse to the property of the StartUp Project, Choose Publish tab



    The "Updates..." button under Project Properties -> Publish tab, is for choosing the update strategy. ClickOnce can provide automatic application updates. A ClickOnce application periodically reads its deployment manifest file to see whether updates to the application are available. If available, the new version of the application is downloaded and run.

    Choosing a ClickOnce Update Strategy: 
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/s22azw1e.aspx 



    Furthermore, you could look these article to get more infomation about updater,

    VS.NET Deployment Project Version Updater
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/install/VersionVDProj.aspx


    Custom Application Auto Update
    http://www.codeproject.com/KB/vb/CustomAppAutoUpdate.aspx



    Best wishes
    Xingwei Hu
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    Monday, February 23, 2009 10:11 AM