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Has anybody got any ideas on how to create a self executable in vb.net?

Thanks
Frank
Nov 21 '05 #1
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What do you mean by "self executable" ? Do you mean a program that can
execute itself?

You can try Process.Start to execute any program.

Can you explain more?

Nov 21 '05 #2
"Frank Ashley" <a@a.com> schrieb:
Has anybody got any ideas on how to create a self executable in vb.net?


I am not sure what you mean with the term "self executable", but you cannot
use VB.NET to create an application which will run without the .NET
Framework.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #3
I have one file aa.exe.. This exe contains my exe and supporting files, it
is a zip but with the exe extension. When the exe is double clicked it
unzips and starts my exe.

Zipping up files is no problem but how would I go about creating an exe that
unzips itself then starts/runs/loads one of the files it contains.

I hope this is clearer.
rgds
Frank

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
"Frank Ashley" <a@a.com> schrieb:
Has anybody got any ideas on how to create a self executable in vb.net?


I am not sure what you mean with the term "self executable", but you
cannot use VB.NET to create an application which will run without the .NET
Framework.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #4
"Frank Ashley" <a@a.com> schrieb:
I have one file aa.exe.. This exe contains my exe and supporting files, it
is a zip but with the exe extension. When the exe is double clicked it
unzips and starts my exe.

Zipping up files is no problem but how would I go about creating an exe
that unzips itself then starts/runs/loads one of the files it contains.


You may want to take a look at Winzip's and WinRAR's website. Both of them
provide support for creating self-extracting archives.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

Nov 21 '05 #5
I looked at those and they would probably suffice but it would be more
satisfying to write it in vb.net

rgds
Frank

"Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]" <hi***************@gmx.at> wrote in message
news:eK*************@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
"Frank Ashley" <a@a.com> schrieb:
I have one file aa.exe.. This exe contains my exe and supporting files, it
is a zip but with the exe extension. When the exe is double clicked it
unzips and starts my exe.

Zipping up files is no problem but how would I go about creating an exe
that unzips itself then starts/runs/loads one of the files it contains.


You may want to take a look at Winzip's and WinRAR's website. Both of
them provide support for creating self-extracting archives.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>

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