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Best way to download my application

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What is the best way to download the application ?

Zip ? Cab ?

What is the solution to make a .exe and after dw it automaticly extract
and install the application ?

Dec 1 '05 #1
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ucas.

Zip ? Cab ?
Zip
What is the solution to make a .exe and after dw it automaticly extract
and install the application ?


Assuming that you mean with dw, downloading.
If it is right than this should be impossible, I don't like to download a
file and than get a program that formats my complete disk. (And therefore
all those security updates are there)

Just my thought,

Cor
Dec 1 '05 #2

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Well here it comes again the solution for a lot of problems develop a Smart
client

http://msdn.microsoft.com/smartclien...n/default.aspx
Assuming that you mean with dw, downloading.
If it is right than this should be impossible, I don't like to download a
file and than get a program that formats my complete disk. (And therefore
all those security updates are there)
well with a smart client it is possible ,,,( ever heard of no touch
deployment ?? ) the formating thingy can only after the administrator
granted the apropriate rights to the application

regards

Michel Posseth [MCP]

"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> schreef in bericht
news:Oc**************@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl... ucas.

Zip ? Cab ?

Zip
What is the solution to make a .exe and after dw it automaticly extract
and install the application ?


Assuming that you mean with dw, downloading.
If it is right than this should be impossible, I don't like to download a
file and than get a program that formats my complete disk. (And therefore
all those security updates are there)

Just my thought,

Cor

Dec 1 '05 #3

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Michel,

well with a smart client it is possible ,,,( ever heard of no touch
deployment ?? ) the formating thingy can only after the administrator
granted the apropriate rights to the application

After that I had sent my message I was thinking about that.

However, than I thought it is not really downloading it is more a controled
update process and did not add that.

Cor
Dec 1 '05 #4

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Not in my opinion ...

When i click a link and the program is beeing installed on my computer i do
not call that a controled update process do you ? ( where is the update
from what ? , imho it is a new install )

However smart clients also have the possibility to check during startup if
there is a newer version availlable and download and install this in the
background so next time you start it is the new version serving you maybe
you are mistaken with that ??
regards

Michel Posseth
"Cor Ligthert [MVP]" <no************@planet.nl> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
Michel,

well with a smart client it is possible ,,,( ever heard of no touch
deployment ?? ) the formating thingy can only after the administrator
granted the apropriate rights to the application

After that I had sent my message I was thinking about that.

However, than I thought it is not really downloading it is more a
controled update process and did not add that.

Cor

Dec 2 '05 #5

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Michael,

I am in doubt (not important), however of course is your addition a good one
for the OP

:-)

Cor
Dec 2 '05 #6

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I don't know if you understand what i need....

i explain :

I have setup.exe and dotNet.fx...
so i need to zip them in one file...

With Winzip i make an .EXE

But i would like that when they click unzip... it's unzip... and just
start setup.exe

I don't know how to do that...

Dec 2 '05 #7

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"ucasesoftware" <uc***********@hotmail.fr> schrieb:
What is the best way to download the application ?

Zip ? Cab ?

What is the solution to make a .exe and after dw it automaticly extract
and install the application ?


MSI ;-).

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>
Dec 2 '05 #8

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ucasesoftware wrote:
I don't know if you understand what i need....

i explain :

I have setup.exe and dotNet.fx...
so i need to zip them in one file...

With Winzip i make an .EXE

But i would like that when they click unzip... it's unzip... and just
start setup.exe

I don't know how to do that...


You need InnoSetup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/

A powerfull free installer.
--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v
Dec 2 '05 #9

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download winrar and create a self extractor , one of the propertys is run
application after extraction

so it extracts and then executes the application that you want

regards

Michel Posseth

"ucasesoftware" <uc***********@hotmail.fr> wrote in message
news:11*********************@g49g2000cwa.googlegro ups.com...
I don't know if you understand what i need....

i explain :

I have setup.exe and dotNet.fx...
so i need to zip them in one file...

With Winzip i make an .EXE

But i would like that when they click unzip... it's unzip... and just
start setup.exe

I don't know how to do that...

Dec 2 '05 #10

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or use the standard installer that comes with visual studio ,,, you can also
create a web setup with that ( web bootstrap )

"C-Services Holland b.v." <cs*@REMOVEcsh4u.nl> wrote in message
news:Zp********************@zeelandnet.nl...
ucasesoftware wrote:
I don't know if you understand what i need....

i explain :

I have setup.exe and dotNet.fx...
so i need to zip them in one file...

With Winzip i make an .EXE

But i would like that when they click unzip... it's unzip... and just
start setup.exe

I don't know how to do that...


You need InnoSetup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/

A powerfull free installer.
--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v

Dec 2 '05 #11

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thx a lot...

Winrar is perfect for me....

cya

Dec 3 '05 #12

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sorry but i could insert in msi dotnet.exe, mcda ?

Dec 4 '05 #13

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"ucasesoftware" <uc***********@hotmail.fr> schrieb:
sorry but i could insert in msi dotnet.exe, mcda ?


Nope. You could provide them as separate download packages.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://classicvb.org/petition/>
Dec 4 '05 #14

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Does that let you install the .NET environment (dotnetfx.exe) when it's
not yet installed. I think not, hence you need a different installer ;)

m.posseth wrote:
or use the standard installer that comes with visual studio ,,, you can also
create a web setup with that ( web bootstrap )

"C-Services Holland b.v." <cs*@REMOVEcsh4u.nl> wrote in message
news:Zp********************@zeelandnet.nl...
ucasesoftware wrote:

I don't know if you understand what i need....

i explain :

I have setup.exe and dotNet.fx...
so i need to zip them in one file...

With Winzip i make an .EXE

But i would like that when they click unzip... it's unzip... and just
start setup.exe

I don't know how to do that...


You need InnoSetup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/

A powerfull free installer.
--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v



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Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v
Dec 5 '05 #15

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