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Uninstall .Net Windows Form Application

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I've developed a .Net Windows Form application and used the Click-Once
Deployment.

In that application I would like to allow the user a click-once method of
uninstalling it.

I do not find an uninstall folder for this application.

How can I programmatically uninstall the application? Perferred language is
Visual Basic.

Thanks,
Henry

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There isn't really an uninstall. The code files aren't "installed" on your
system, they're hidden away cached. If you want an install/uninstall
scenario you need a setup project. not a ClickOnce deployment.
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I've developed a .Net Windows Form application and used the Click-Once
Deployment.

In that application I would like to allow the user a click-once method of
uninstalling it.

I do not find an uninstall folder for this application.

How can I programmatically uninstall the application? Perferred language
is
Visual Basic.

Thanks,
Henry

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Dec 8 '05 #2

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> There isn't really an uninstall. The code files aren't "installed" on your
system, they're hidden away cached. If you want an install/uninstall
scenario you need a setup project. not a ClickOnce deployment.

As far as I understand ClickOnce, it is like the cache folder of your
internet pages or an java applet loaded from the internet server to run
locally on you machine. It checks the Internet/server/CD to see if there is
an update and downloads it automatically.

One thing I am wondering, what happens if the cache gets full? Are older
programs then removed replaced by the newer ones?


Dec 9 '05 #3

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Phil and Olaf,

Thanks for the replies.

Since I see the application in the Add or Remove Programs,

and it can be removed from there. I assumed that if MS can

do it, then I have a shot at doing it.

What do you think?

Thanks,

Henry

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Dec 9 '05 #4

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