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Where is the "Setup"type of project in VisualC# 2005?

Like the title says, my installation of VC# 2005 Beta 2 doesn't seem to have
a Setup kind of project available. Actually, except for the Screensaver
Starter Kit, it has only four types: Windows app., Console app., Library and
Empty project. I have the .Net Framework SDK 2.0 installed (of course, also
the Framework) but no use.
I was used to this handy kind of project since VS 2003 but now I have to
resort to 3rd party software to deploy my applications.
There is indeed the Publish feature, but for unknown reasons to me, it
always fails to complete saying that "a project failed to build". Otherwise,
the main application compiles and runs perfectly.

So, what's the answer?

Thanks in advance.
Jul 21 '05 #1
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If you did everything right when install the VS2005 Beta2, then the most
possible answer is to wait for VS2005 release. It is beta and it is expected
something would ot be there and something would not work as expected and
deploying app made by beta is not good idea, t say the least, not to mention
possible violation of lisence.

"A. L." <A. L.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8C**********************************@microsof t.com...
Like the title says, my installation of VC# 2005 Beta 2 doesn't seem to have a Setup kind of project available. Actually, except for the Screensaver
Starter Kit, it has only four types: Windows app., Console app., Library and Empty project. I have the .Net Framework SDK 2.0 installed (of course, also the Framework) but no use.
I was used to this handy kind of project since VS 2003 but now I have to
resort to 3rd party software to deploy my applications.
There is indeed the Publish feature, but for unknown reasons to me, it
always fails to complete saying that "a project failed to build". Otherwise, the main application compiles and runs perfectly.

So, what's the answer?

Thanks in advance.

Jul 21 '05 #2


"Norman Yuan" wrote:
If you did everything right when install the VS2005 Beta2, then the most
possible answer is to wait for VS2005 release. It is beta and it is expected
something would ot be there and something would not work as expected and
deploying app made by beta is not good idea, t say the least, not to mention
possible violation of lisence.


Thanks for answering to my question. Anyways, I tried for the past few days
to reach some kind of reference on deploying applications with VC#2005, but
it seems like I can't find any. Everything I came across is written for
VS2003, except for some blog article saying something about the ClickOnce
technology but it wasn't too useful.
Would it make any difference if I'd mentioned that I have Visual C# Express
Beta2, not VisualStudio 2005?
As for licensing issues, I don't think it would be such a matter since I
only needed to deploy an (non-commercial) app. to a few computers on my LAN.
And, BTW, when is the VS2005 release supposed to come out?

Thanks once again.
Jul 21 '05 #3
I really do not know if VS2005 Express has the "Setup" project template or
not (I doubt it will has one). I think the "Publish" on the menu is the one
you want (if it works on your beta). Althougt the VS2K5Express Beta is free
download, when formal realsed, you have to pay for it, I think. It is only
known that VS2005 (probably and VS2005 Express) WILL be release second half
of this year (from July 1st to Dec.31st), if it is somehow postpones to next
year, I would not be supprised.

"A. L." <AL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E6**********************************@microsof t.com...


"Norman Yuan" wrote:
If you did everything right when install the VS2005 Beta2, then the most
possible answer is to wait for VS2005 release. It is beta and it is expected something would ot be there and something would not work as expected and
deploying app made by beta is not good idea, t say the least, not to mention possible violation of lisence.
Thanks for answering to my question. Anyways, I tried for the past few

days to reach some kind of reference on deploying applications with VC#2005, but it seems like I can't find any. Everything I came across is written for
VS2003, except for some blog article saying something about the ClickOnce
technology but it wasn't too useful.
Would it make any difference if I'd mentioned that I have Visual C# Express Beta2, not VisualStudio 2005?
As for licensing issues, I don't think it would be such a matter since I
only needed to deploy an (non-commercial) app. to a few computers on my LAN. And, BTW, when is the VS2005 release supposed to come out?

Thanks once again.

Jul 21 '05 #4


"Norman Yuan" wrote:
I really do not know if VS2005 Express has the "Setup" project template or
not (I doubt it will has one). I think the "Publish" on the menu is the one
you want (if it works on your beta). Althougt the VS2K5Express Beta is free
download, when formal realsed, you have to pay for it, I think. It is only
known that VS2005 (probably and VS2005 Express) WILL be release second half
of this year (from July 1st to Dec.31st), if it is somehow postpones to next
year, I would not be supprised.


I appreciate answering again to my question. Indeed, it seems natural to
have to pay for the official release (although it would be nice to be free ;)
).
Looks like I'll have to either wait for the release or switch back to
VS2003. Until then, if you have any links that could point me in the right
direction on using the Publish feature in Express I'd be grateful.

Regards, A. L.
Jul 21 '05 #5
A. L. wrote:

"Norman Yuan" wrote:

I really do not know if VS2005 Express has the "Setup" project template or
not (I doubt it will has one). I think the "Publish" on the menu is the one
you want (if it works on your beta). Althougt the VS2K5Express Beta is free
download, when formal realsed, you have to pay for it, I think. It is only
known that VS2005 (probably and VS2005 Express) WILL be release second half
of this year (from July 1st to Dec.31st), if it is somehow postpones to next
year, I would not be supprised.

I appreciate answering again to my question. Indeed, it seems natural to
have to pay for the official release (although it would be nice to be free ;)
).
Looks like I'll have to either wait for the release or switch back to
VS2003. Until then, if you have any links that could point me in the right
direction on using the Publish feature in Express I'd be grateful.

Regards, A. L.


AFAIK, the Express editions don't support standard setup projects. For
information about diferent versions and pricing, see

http://msdn.microsoft.com/howtobuy/vs2005/

HTH,
Stefan

Jul 21 '05 #6

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