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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I've just been introduced to ClickOnce technology and just started researching on it for an urgent project. I've read through quite a few articles and discussions and made a sample application that I deployed to my localhost and a web site that accepts a query and displays its value.

    Problem I'm having is that although it works like a charm on IE and Chrome + FF (with plug ins installed), It keeps throwing errors on Safari & Opera.

    On Safari it says that 

    • Downloading manifest did not succeed
    • Could not find a part of the path specified

    For the local deployed one, and

    • Deployment and application do not have matching security zones.

    For the version deployed on the web site.

    However, when trying to launch the application through Opera it says:

    • Invalid URI: The URI scheme is not valid.

    I have read that Opera and Safari support ClickOnce, and the application does seem to run. Are there any special steps I need to do when publishing to support Safari and Opera? I would be very grateful for some help on this as I am really pressed for time as well.

    NOTE: my test application is an online-only application.



    Monday, June 24, 2013 1:15 AM

All replies

  • Hi Thimila,

    For my understanding, the problem depends on the web browsers. You need to specify the correct MIME type for ClickOnce deployment:

    I don't know much about browser settings. But I think you may try the suggestions:

    The last reply in this thread is for Opera:

    Here is also a suggestion to install ClickOnce extension:

    Best regards,

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    Wednesday, June 26, 2013 7:37 AM
  • Thanks for the reply Chester.

    Going through the links you gave, none of them seem to give an answer to the issue I am having.

    The same published application works on IE,FF and Chorme. But on Safari & Opera, when I navigate to the .application url (the same used successfully on IE,FF,Chrome) the "Verifying application requirements..." loading window for clickonce will open and at the end of it I will get a failed message and the errors I described above in a log file. So the issue seems to be that Safari/Opera are not downloading the components of the application completely.

    Is this

    • Safari/Opera do not support click once
    • Safari/Opera need a plugin to run click once (like FF and Chrome)
    • a known issue with Safari/Opera
    • need to change settings in my application to support Safari/Opera
    • other




    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 8:30 AM
  • Hi,

    I got it to work on Opera by registering the MIME type on it manually. Thanks for the link to the post.

    Unfortunately, I still couldn't get it to work on Safari. I couldn't find any plugins or a way to register the MIME type manually. Any suggestions?



    Thursday, July 4, 2013 11:50 PM