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Deploy .NET w/o Framework

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I would like to know if there is free software to link assemblies together,
deploy without whole Framework installation. so I could work my application
in any computer without Framework.

Thanks

Nov 15 '05 #1
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> I would like to know if there is free software to link assemblies
together,
deploy without whole Framework installation. so I could work my application in any computer without Framework.

As far as I understand this .NET framework installation, you have one for
almost any language (French, English,..).
And once choosen and installed (e.g.English) you cannot change the language
(e.g. French) version anymore.

So in my opinion it is best to let the user install the .NET framework using
the Internet Windows update function.
This way you won't have French complaining that they get English error
messages.
Also this way, it is also guaranteed that they have the latest version with
SP releases.

But you might want to provide a subfolder on your distribution CD with the
..NET frameworks in case the user have no Internet access.


Nov 15 '05 #2

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<Ol**********@skyscan.be> wrote in message
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I would like to know if there is free software to link assemblies

together,
deploy without whole Framework installation. so I could work my

application
in any computer without Framework.


As Olaf said, you need the framework on the target computer. There is no way
around this. Just think of all the pieces of the framework that the most
basic app uses: Just-in-time compiler, garbage collector and memory
management, and some of the base class library.

There are bootstrapper setup examples that use dotnetfx.exe (the .net
redistributalbe). You can thus automate the installation of .Net framework
with your own setup / deployment (I guess Olaf's comments about culture
would be an issue).

--
Mike Mayer - Visual C# MVP
http://www.mag37.com/csharp/
mi**@mag37.com

Nov 15 '05 #3

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The bootstrapper example that Mike refers to may be found at http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/do...r/default.aspx

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<Ol**********@skyscan.be> wrote in message
news:40*********************@news.skynet.be...
> I would like to know if there is free software to link assemblies

together,
> deploy without whole Framework installation. so I could work my

application
> in any computer without Framework.


As Olaf said, you need the framework on the target computer. There is no way
around this. Just think of all the pieces of the framework that the most
basic app uses: Just-in-time compiler, garbage collector and memory
management, and some of the base class library.

There are bootstrapper setup examples that use dotnetfx.exe (the .net
redistributalbe). You can thus automate the installation of .Net framework
with your own setup / deployment (I guess Olaf's comments about culture
would be an issue).

--
Mike Mayer - Visual C# MVP
http://www.mag37.com/csharp/
mi**@mag37.com



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Nov 15 '05 #4

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Amalia Hernandez wrote:
I would like to know if there is free software to link assemblies
together, deploy without whole Framework installation. so I could work
my application in any computer without Framework.


Thinstall does this. Have a look: www.thinstall.com

PS - I know I have been mentioning this product a lot, but it really does
combine all the DLLS and stuff into a single executable that you can run
without having the .NET framework installed. I am not associated with the
company, just a customer.

--
gabriel
Nov 15 '05 #5

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