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hi,

I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio 2005 and
installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to update some of
the installed files in the client machine with NEW ones.

Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling the user
which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better options
available.

(The application is a Desktop application).

Thanks in Advance.

irfan
Apr 26 '07 #1
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Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did, you
can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that have
changed.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
hi,

I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio 2005
and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to update
some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW ones.

Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling the
user which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better options
available.

(The application is a Desktop application).

Thanks in Advance.

irfan


Apr 27 '07 #2

P: n/a
thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now learning to
do it.
irfan
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast.com. ..
Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did, you
can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that have
changed.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>hi,

I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio 2005
and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to update
some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW ones.

Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling the
user which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better options
available.

(The application is a Desktop application).

Thanks in Advance.

irfan



Apr 27 '07 #3

P: n/a
It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.

Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now learning
to
do it.
irfan
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast.com. ..
>Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did, you
can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that have
changed.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>hi,

I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio 2005
and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to update
some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW ones.

Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling the
user which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
options available.

(The application is a Desktop application).

Thanks in Advance.

irfan




Apr 27 '07 #4

P: n/a
hi, Rob
Thanks for the continued support. I am getting to grips with ClickOnce now.
However i still have couple of
questions.

If a client had no internet connections. What files shall i send to the
client. Using Clickonce works fine
on my machine with updates and everything. But when I copy the files onto
another machine, and click on the
publish.htm it obviously does not find the appropriate path and give an
error.

Thanks for any suggestions
irfan


publishing to a Web server allows you to take advantage of the automatic
update capabilities of ClickOnce
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:ze******************************@comcast.com. ..
It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.

Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now learning
to
do it.
irfan
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast.com ...
>>Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did, you
can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that have
changed.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
hi,

I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio 2005
and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to update
some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW ones.

Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling the
user which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
options available.

(The application is a Desktop application).

Thanks in Advance.

irfan




May 1 '07 #5

P: n/a
Can you publish to a CD and send that or provide that to your user? I
believe ClickOnce has that an an option when you are doing the publish; you
can write it to a folder and then create a CD out of it. It will even
create the AutoRun for you. That's the direction I would go if the user had
no server or internet connectivity.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eK**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
hi, Rob
Thanks for the continued support. I am getting to grips with ClickOnce
now. However i still have couple of
questions.

If a client had no internet connections. What files shall i send to the
client. Using Clickonce works fine
on my machine with updates and everything. But when I copy the files onto
another machine, and click on the
publish.htm it obviously does not find the appropriate path and give an
error.

Thanks for any suggestions
irfan


publishing to a Web server allows you to take advantage of the automatic
update capabilities of ClickOnce
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:ze******************************@comcast.com. ..
>It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.

Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
>>thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now
learning to
do it.
irfan
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast.co m...
Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did,
you can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that
have changed.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
hi,
>
I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio
2005 and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to
update some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW
ones.
>
Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling
the user which files to replace and which not.
Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
options available.
>
(The application is a Desktop application).
>
Thanks in Advance.
>
irfan
>
>




May 3 '07 #6

P: n/a
Yes, Rob
I have decided to use that option and get hold of that book that u suggested
to add additional
files during deployment.
BTW If i dont want to use clickOnce whatelse can I use?

irfan

"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:xP******************************@comcast.com. ..
Can you publish to a CD and send that or provide that to your user? I
believe ClickOnce has that an an option when you are doing the publish;
you can write it to a folder and then create a CD out of it. It will even
create the AutoRun for you. That's the direction I would go if the user
had no server or internet connectivity.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eK**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>hi, Rob
Thanks for the continued support. I am getting to grips with ClickOnce
now. However i still have couple of
questions.

If a client had no internet connections. What files shall i send to the
client. Using Clickonce works fine
on my machine with updates and everything. But when I copy the files onto
another machine, and click on the
publish.htm it obviously does not find the appropriate path and give an
error.

Thanks for any suggestions
irfan


publishing to a Web server allows you to take advantage of the automatic
update capabilities of ClickOnce
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:ze******************************@comcast.com ...
>>It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.

Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl.. .
thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now
learning to
do it.
irfan
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast.c om...
Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did,
you can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that
have changed.
>
Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl.. .
>hi,
>>
>I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio
>2005 and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to
>update some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW
>ones.
>>
>Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling
>the user which files to replace and which not.
>Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
>options available.
>>
>(The application is a Desktop application).
>>
>Thanks in Advance.
>>
>irfan
>>
>>
>
>




May 3 '07 #7

P: n/a
Also i will loose the Auto-update ability. Am i right?

"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ew*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Yes, Rob
I have decided to use that option and get hold of that book that u
suggested to add additional
files during deployment.
BTW If i dont want to use clickOnce whatelse can I use?

irfan

"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:xP******************************@comcast.com. ..
>Can you publish to a CD and send that or provide that to your user? I
believe ClickOnce has that an an option when you are doing the publish;
you can write it to a folder and then create a CD out of it. It will even
create the AutoRun for you. That's the direction I would go if the user
had no server or internet connectivity.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eK**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>hi, Rob
Thanks for the continued support. I am getting to grips with ClickOnce
now. However i still have couple of
questions.

If a client had no internet connections. What files shall i send to the
client. Using Clickonce works fine
on my machine with updates and everything. But when I copy the files
onto another machine, and click on the
publish.htm it obviously does not find the appropriate path and give an
error.

Thanks for any suggestions
irfan


publishing to a Web server allows you to take advantage of the automatic
update capabilities of ClickOnce
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:ze******************************@comcast.co m...
It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.

Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl. ..
thnks Rob,
I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now
learning to
do it.
irfan
>
>
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:yd******************************@comcast. com...
>Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you did,
>you can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the files that
>have changed.
>>
>Robin S.
>-----------------------
>"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
>news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl. ..
>>hi,
>>>
>>I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio
>>2005 and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want to
>>update some of the installed files in the client machine with NEW
>>ones.
>>>
>>Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i telling
>>the user which files to replace and which not.
>>Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
>>options available.
>>>
>>(The application is a Desktop application).
>>>
>>Thanks in Advance.
>>>
>>irfan
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>




May 4 '07 #8

P: n/a
Well, you don't have auto-update ability if they can't get to the web
server or share where you are putting the updates, so you already don't
*have* that capability.

There's always InstallShield or WISE.

Robin S.
-----------------------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:uH**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
Also i will loose the Auto-update ability. Am i right?

"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:ew*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Yes, Rob
I have decided to use that option and get hold of that book that u
suggested to add additional
files during deployment.
BTW If i dont want to use clickOnce whatelse can I use?

irfan

"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:xP******************************@comcast.com ...
>>Can you publish to a CD and send that or provide that to your user? I
believe ClickOnce has that an an option when you are doing the publish;
you can write it to a folder and then create a CD out of it. It will
even create the AutoRun for you. That's the direction I would go if the
user had no server or internet connectivity.

Robin S.
-----------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eK**************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
hi, Rob
Thanks for the continued support. I am getting to grips with ClickOnce
now. However i still have couple of
questions.

If a client had no internet connections. What files shall i send to
the client. Using Clickonce works fine
on my machine with updates and everything. But when I copy the files
onto another machine, and click on the
publish.htm it obviously does not find the appropriate path and give
an error.

Thanks for any suggestions
irfan


publishing to a Web server allows you to take advantage of the
automatic update capabilities of ClickOnce
"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
news:ze******************************@comcast.c om...
It does if you configure it that way. You can also make the updates
optional or required. It's a cool technology.
>
Robin S.
-------------------
"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
news:eu******************@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl ...
>thnks Rob,
>I did not know ClickOnce will update automatically but i am now
>learning to
>do it.
>irfan
>>
>>
>"RobinS" <Ro****@NoSpam.yah.nonewrote in message
>news:yd******************************@comcast .com...
>>Too bad you didn't use ClickOnce Deployment. Or did you? If you
>>did, you can just deploy it again, and it will only replace the
>>files that have changed.
>>>
>>Robin S.
>>-----------------------
>>"Irfan" <ir***@asc-ltd.co.ukwrote in message
>>news:ut**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl.. .
>>>hi,
>>>>
>>>I created a setup file using the Publish Wizard in Visual Studio
>>>2005 and installed the software in the client machine. Now I want
>>>to update some of the installed files in the client machine with
>>>NEW ones.
>>>>
>>>Is there anyway that it can be done automatically without i
>>>telling the user which files to replace and which not.
>>>Is creating a batch file a good option or their are other better
>>>options available.
>>>>
>>>(The application is a Desktop application).
>>>>
>>>Thanks in Advance.
>>>>
>>>irfan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
>




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