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VB.Net Setup Project

I have created a setup project and it works fine. However, it inlcudes a
file "Dotnetfx.exe" which I have read is the installer for the required .net
framework. I have read the documentation that is included in the MSDN but I
think I am still confused! My question is then running the .msi file on a
user's computer that does not have the .net framework required, will it be
installed automatically. Some places I read says it will and some say that
it won't. Can anyone tell me if the .net framework will be installed
automatically? Note I'm using vb.net 2003.
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Dennis in Houston
Jan 17 '06 #1
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Hi,

You can use the visual studio bootstrapper plug in to make it
easier to redistribute the framework. Note that running the msi will not
install the framework you must run the setup.exe that is created when you
build the setup project.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;888469

Ken
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"Dennis" <De****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I have created a setup project and it works fine. However, it inlcudes a
file "Dotnetfx.exe" which I have read is the installer for the required
.net
framework. I have read the documentation that is included in the MSDN but
I
think I am still confused! My question is then running the .msi file on a
user's computer that does not have the .net framework required, will it be
installed automatically. Some places I read says it will and some say
that
it won't. Can anyone tell me if the .net framework will be installed
automatically? Note I'm using vb.net 2003.
--
Dennis in Houston

Jan 17 '06 #2
Thanks. The DotNetFx.exe and a setup.exe file are created in the bin
directory as well as the applciation.msi file when I compile my setup
project. I assume to install the framework, the user has to double click on
the setup.exe file...is this correct? Wonder why they didn't name it
"NetFrameWorkInstall.exe" or something more telling than just setup.exe.
--
Dennis in Houston
"Ken Tucker [MVP]" wrote:
Hi,

You can use the visual studio bootstrapper plug in to make it
easier to redistribute the framework. Note that running the msi will not
install the framework you must run the setup.exe that is created when you
build the setup project.

http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;888469

Ken
-----------------
"Dennis" <De****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:45**********************************@microsof t.com...
I have created a setup project and it works fine. However, it inlcudes a
file "Dotnetfx.exe" which I have read is the installer for the required
.net
framework. I have read the documentation that is included in the MSDN but
I
think I am still confused! My question is then running the .msi file on a
user's computer that does not have the .net framework required, will it be
installed automatically. Some places I read says it will and some say
that
it won't. Can anyone tell me if the .net framework will be installed
automatically? Note I'm using vb.net 2003.
--
Dennis in Houston


Jan 18 '06 #3

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