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Can you recommend a tool that can help me with setup and
deployment of my VB.Net Windows form application?

I have read through the stuff and also tried the setup
wizard with Visual Studio but am still left with how to
questions.

It would be nice to have a developer user interface that
will help lead me through adding the bells and
whistles... licence agreement, repair in place,
uninstall, loading prerequisite tools like Net1.1, MDAC,
from online sources (if that is possible), merge in
updates, etc. etc.

I need something simple to use but robust.

Thanks!

Bob Achgill

Nov 21 '05 #1
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Hi,

Not sure what you mean by repair in place. However you can do most
every thing with the windows installer. Here are some links.

MDAC
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;320788

MSDE
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

Framework boot strap
http://www.gotdotnet.com/workspaces/...A-D187D16F41F1

Redist Framework
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...tdeploy1_1.asp

Msi command line options for repair and uninstall
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...ne_options.asp

To add a license agreement to a setup project. Right click on the setup
project in the solution explorer. Select view -> user interface. In the
user interface window right click on start and select add dialog select
license agreement.

Ken
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Can you recommend a tool that can help me with setup and
deployment of my VB.Net Windows form application?

I have read through the stuff and also tried the setup
wizard with Visual Studio but am still left with how to
questions.

It would be nice to have a developer user interface that
will help lead me through adding the bells and
whistles... licence agreement, repair in place,
uninstall, loading prerequisite tools like Net1.1, MDAC,
from online sources (if that is possible), merge in
updates, etc. etc.

I need something simple to use but robust.

Thanks!

Bob Achgill
Nov 21 '05 #2
"BobAchgill" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb:
Can you recommend a tool that can help me with setup and
deployment of my VB.Net Windows form application?
[...]
It would be nice to have a developer user interface that
will help lead me through adding the bells and
whistles... licence agreement, repair in place,
uninstall, loading prerequisite tools like Net1.1, MDAC,
from online sources (if that is possible), merge in
updates, etc. etc.


In addition to Ken's reply:

Deploying the .NET Framework in a setup package
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/dotnet/faqs/?id=deployframework&lang=en>

--
Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]
<URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
Nov 21 '05 #3

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