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Where do the Files Go on Installation

P: n/a
I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When installing
on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project is Test.
Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It isn't and I don't
know where to look. ON the Start menu, the Project shows up with a
shortcut and I can run the program, but I don't know where it is stored.

Thanks,

Henry
Nov 29 '06 #1
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P: n/a
Hello Henry,

In general the directory should have the company name and then the project
name, like Program Files\<yourCompany>\Test
The same for the keeping data into the registry

HJam using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
HJinstalling on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
HJis Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
HJisn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the Project
HJshows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I don't know
HJwhere it is stored.
HJ>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Nov 29 '06 #2

P: n/a
I went to check to see if the project was installed where you said it would
be but it isn't there. I'm not sure where it is. And, another question,
how can I change the location if I wish.

Thanks.

H
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.microsof t.com...
Hello Henry,

In general the directory should have the company name and then the project
name, like Program Files\<yourCompany>\Test
The same for the keeping data into the registry

HJam using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
HJinstalling on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
HJis Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
HJisn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the Project
HJshows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I don't know
HJwhere it is stored.
HJ---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do
not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


Nov 29 '06 #3

P: n/a
I went to another users PC and found where the software was installed:

C:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
Settings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH

How on earth was the project installed in this location? I searched through
the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a place to change the
location of an install.


"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project is
Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It isn't and I
don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the Project shows up with a
shortcut and I can run the program, but I don't know where it is stored.

Thanks,

Henry

Nov 29 '06 #4

P: n/a
Hello Henry,

Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes into AssemblyInfo.cs
file?

HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJ>
HJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH
HJ>
HJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJ>
HJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
HJ>
>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the
Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I
don't know where it is stored.

Thanks,

Henry
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Nov 29 '06 #5

P: n/a
Yes,

CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.

<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>

<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.microsof t.com...
Hello Henry,

Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes into
AssemblyInfo.cs file?

HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH
HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I
searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
HJ>
>>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the
Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I
don't know where it is stored.

Thanks,

Henry
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do
not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


Nov 29 '06 #6

P: n/a
Mel
You are using Click-Once right? That is the default directory and I didn't
believe you can change it.

"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uP**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Yes,

CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.

<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>

<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.microsof t.com...
>Hello Henry,

Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes into
AssemblyInfo.cs file?

HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH
HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I
searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl. ..
HJ>
>>>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the
Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I
don't know where it is stored.

Thanks,

Henry
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do
not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche



Nov 30 '06 #7

P: n/a
What is Click-Once? Another poster said that the files should default to
\MyCompany\Test but they don't go there. Any explanation would help.

Thanks
"Mel" <Me***********@cox.netwrote in message
news:et**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
You are using Click-Once right? That is the default directory and I
didn't believe you can change it.

"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uP**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>Yes,

CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.

<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>

<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.microso ft.com...
>>Hello Henry,

Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes into
AssemblyInfo.cs file?

HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH
HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I
searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl.. .
HJ>
I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my project
is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program Files\Test ? It
isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the Start menu, the
Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run the program, but I
don't know where it is stored.
>
Thanks,
>
Henry
>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do
not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche




Nov 30 '06 #8

P: n/a
Hello Henry,

You didn't specified which installed do u use, if u use InstalledShied that
what I was writing before is right.
But If u used VS 2005 feauture "Publish" (which is ClickOnce istaller) then
a path a little bit different
You can't specify where is you going to install your app. Only Windows is
responsible for this and it install your apps into
<sysdrive>:\Documents and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Apps\ in one of
the some random generated directory

HJWhat is Click-Once? Another poster said that the files should
HJdefault to \MyCompany\Test but they don't go there. Any explanation
HJwould help.
HJ>
HJThanks
HJ"Mel" <Me***********@cox.netwrote in message
HJnews:et**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>You are using Click-Once right? That is the default directory and I
didn't believe you can change it.

"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uP**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>Yes,

CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.

<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>

<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>

"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.micros oft.com...

Hello Henry,

Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes
into AssemblyInfo.cs file?

HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LHH
HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I
searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a
place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl. ..
HJ>
>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
>installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my
>project is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program
>Files\Test ? It isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the
>Start menu, the Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run
>the program, but I don't know where it is stored.
>>
>Thanks,
>>
>Henry
>>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its
opponents do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
Nov 30 '06 #9

P: n/a
Thanks for the information. I am using the VS 2005 Publish option and you
would think that the programmer would have control over where the app was
installed, but now I know we don't. I appreciate the info.

H

"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.microsof t.com...
Hello Henry,

You didn't specified which installed do u use, if u use InstalledShied
that what I was writing before is right.
But If u used VS 2005 feauture "Publish" (which is ClickOnce istaller)
then a path a little bit different
You can't specify where is you going to install your app. Only Windows is
responsible for this and it install your apps into <sysdrive>:\Documents
and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Apps\ in one of the some random
generated directory
HJWhat is Click-Once? Another poster said that the files should
HJdefault to \MyCompany\Test but they don't go there. Any explanation
HJwould help.
HJHJThanks
HJ"Mel" <Me***********@cox.netwrote in message
HJnews:et**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>You are using Click-Once right? That is the default directory and I
didn't believe you can change it.

"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uP**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...

Yes,

CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.

<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>

<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>

"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.micro soft.com...

Hello Henry,
>
Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes
into AssemblyInfo.cs file?
>
HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
HJinstalled:
HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.LH H
HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location? I
searched
HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a
place
HJto change the location of an install.
HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl ...
HJ>
>>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution. When
>>installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume my
>>project is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program
>>Files\Test ? It isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the
>>Start menu, the Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run
>>the program, but I don't know where it is stored.
>>>
>>Thanks,
>>>
>>Henry
>>>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its
opponents do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
>
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do
not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche


Dec 1 '06 #10

P: n/a
Hello Henry,

I think that the least of option the user has is the best :) Let the Windows
decide what to do :)

HJThanks for the information. I am using the VS 2005 Publish option
HJand you would think that the programmer would have control over
HJwhere the app was installed, but now I know we don't. I appreciate
HJthe info.
HJ>
HJH
HJ>
HJ"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
HJnews:17***************************@msnews.micros oft.com...
HJ>
>Hello Henry,

You didn't specified which installed do u use, if u use
InstalledShied
that what I was writing before is right.
But If u used VS 2005 feauture "Publish" (which is ClickOnce
istaller)
then a path a little bit different
You can't specify where is you going to install your app. Only
Windows is
responsible for this and it install your apps into
<sysdrive>:\Documents
and Settings\<User>\Local Settings\Apps\ in one of the some random
generated directory
HJWhat is Click-Once? Another poster said that the files should
HJdefault to \MyCompany\Test but they don't go there. Any
explanation
HJwould help.
HJHJThanks
HJ"Mel" <Me***********@cox.netwrote in message
HJnews:et**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>>You are using Click-Once right? That is the default directory and
I didn't believe you can change it.

"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
news:uP**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Yes,
>
CompanyName and ProjectName are already there.
>
<Assembly: AssemblyCompany("MyCompany")>
>
<Assembly: AssemblyProduct("Test")>
>
"Michael Nemtsev" <ne*****@msn.comwrote in message
news:17***************************@msnews.micr osoft.com...
>
>Hello Henry,
>>
>Have u tried to add CompanyName, project name to the attributes
>into AssemblyInfo.cs file?
>>
>HJI went to another users PC and found where the software was
>HJinstalled:
>HJHJC:\Documents and Settings\Sam\Local
>HJSettings\Apps\2.0\ADAE44VZ.KCW\8216AP8Y.L HH
>HJHJHow on earth was the project installed in this location?
>I
>searched
>HJthrough the options in Visual Studio 2005 and couldn't find a
>place
>HJto change the location of an install.
>HJHJ"Henry Jones" <he***@yada.comwrote in message
>HJnews:uc****************@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gb l...
>HJ>
>>>I am using VB.NET 2005 and built and published my solution.
>>>When installing on a clients PC, where does the EXE go? Assume
>>>my project is Test. Shouldn't it be installed in C:\Program
>>>Files\Test ? It isn't and I don't know where to look. ON the
>>>Start menu, the Project shows up with a shortcut and I can run
>>>the program, but I don't know where it is stored.
>>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>>
>>>Henry
>>>>
>---
>WBR,
>Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
>"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its
>opponents do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour
"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents
do not cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
---
WBR,
Michael Nemtsev [C# MVP] :: blog: http://spaces.live.com/laflour

"At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not
cease to be insipid." (c) Friedrich Nietzsche
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