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Hi All,
I have few questions about deploying windows apps developed in .Net
framework. These days it is all about internet apps and services, and
I need to develop small windows app and deployed it on a machine with
no internet access, no database installed and no .Net framework
either. This small Widows app includes presentation layer, business
logic and data access layer.
1) Because client machines, where app will be running, doesn't have
any database and I don't want to install new one (in order to save
space), could XML files be a solution for storing and retrieving
information needed and created by the app? Are there other options?
2) In order for app to run, I'll need to install .Net framework on
client machines. Because there is no internet connection on client
machine, can framework be distributed on same CD as the app and be
installed seamlessly for the user (behind the scene with less
interaction as possible)? How can app installer install framework, if
in order to run installer, framework should be installed? How this
circle can be broken?
3) In future more class libraries will be developed. How can I design
app now, in order to simplify plug-in of the assemblies in future?
I understand that each question is a discussion on its own and just
need some point of reference at this moment to start my search for the
best solution of all these issues.
Thank you for any advice in advance,
EB

Jun 13 '07 #1
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EB,

Xml could work depending on the scenario.

If you add an Installer project, you can bundle the framework install with
it. The app installer itself is not .NET. It is an MSI with a
bootstrapper.

Hope this helps,
Steve

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Hi All,
I have few questions about deploying windows apps developed in .Net
framework. These days it is all about internet apps and services, and
I need to develop small windows app and deployed it on a machine with
no internet access, no database installed and no .Net framework
either. This small Widows app includes presentation layer, business
logic and data access layer.
1) Because client machines, where app will be running, doesn't have
any database and I don't want to install new one (in order to save
space), could XML files be a solution for storing and retrieving
information needed and created by the app? Are there other options?
2) In order for app to run, I'll need to install .Net framework on
client machines. Because there is no internet connection on client
machine, can framework be distributed on same CD as the app and be
installed seamlessly for the user (behind the scene with less
interaction as possible)? How can app installer install framework, if
in order to run installer, framework should be installed? How this
circle can be broken?
3) In future more class libraries will be developed. How can I design
app now, in order to simplify plug-in of the assemblies in future?
I understand that each question is a discussion on its own and just
need some point of reference at this moment to start my search for the
best solution of all these issues.
Thank you for any advice in advance,
EB

Jun 13 '07 #2

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