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Hi Guys,

I created a small application using the MS vstudio 2008. The application is using the ms charts controls.

my question is what's the best way to deploy this application to users that might not have microsoft framework 3.5
(or not have any version of the framework).

How do i deploy it with all the dependencies etc? I think the best that if during the installation it's detected that
the user machine has no framework 3.5 it will prompt the user to download and install it from Microsoft website
but I'm not sure how to put it all together.
any explantion or guidance will be great.

TIA
Dec 20 '09 #1
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Frinavale
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You should create an installation program that checks if the 3.5 Framework is installed on the client's computer. If it isn't you could either tell the user to update their machine and make them go looking for it...or you could include the 3.5 redistribution package that installs in your installation application. (Please note there are 2 versions of the 3.5 redistribution package: a bootstrap one that is small and goes online to download the full version...and the full version which is much larger but does not require the client's computer to be online in order to install)

-Frinny
Dec 21 '09 #2

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