Lucky:)

How can I make an Install file

I have Visual C# Express Edition and I need to give my program to somebody.

The preson doesn't have .net framework installed, so the person can't work with my program.



Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

jrboddie

Why not ask the person to simply download the framework first

Here is the link:





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

Because a person is very end user. Smile

Thanks for the llink. It downloads Microsoft .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86).

My question is how to make a setup program (*.exe or *.msi) End user just has to click on it, answer the question ¡°Setup by default C:\Program Files\The Program¡± ¨C yes, and wait while installation program will be finished.

In C# Express I have found future ¨C Publishing. It¡¯s very close I want to make





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

aruneeshsalhotra

I had the same thing two days back. Publish you can do. Choose a web site or file share to send the application.

To create setup.exe, you need Visual Studio 2005 (professional) to get it done.






Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

OK, Thanks.

Is there an option where to deploy application (like Program will be installed in C:\MyProgram by default)





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Paul Domag

Hi,

Yes, the setup project in VS2005 is very customizable. To install your program on a specified directory, rightclick the project select view click FileSystem. In the Filesystem view, view the properties of the Applications folder. There is a Default Location property. just change the value to your specified directory.

cheers,

Paul June A. Domag






Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Traps

So if express cant create a setup.exe, what exactly does publishing do Can you publish the app to the internet so that it can be installed on end user pc, and run offline........ just like a setup.exe but only from the internet Does express give you the ability to control the install, like inserting registry keys, and specifying locations to install files



Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

Is it for VS2005 or V C# 2005 Express



Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

Traps wrote:
So if express cant create a setup.exe, what exactly does publishing do Can you publish the app to the internet so that it can be installed on end user pc, and run offline........ just like a setup.exe but only from the internet Does express give you the ability to control the install, like inserting registry keys, and specifying locations to install files

It creates:

setup.exe

myprogram.application

myprogram__1_0_0_X.application

myprogIcon.ico.deploy

myprogram.exe.config.deploy

myprogram.exe.deploy

myprogram.exe.manifest

in your your publishing location.

It asks ¡°what is your publishing location ¡± (online or ofline)

And doesn¡¯t ask where to install the program, where create a shortcut ¡­





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Paul Domag

LuckySmile wrote:
Is it for VS2005 or V C# 2005 Express

Hi,

That was for VS2005.

cheers,

Paul June A. Domag






Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

Paul Domag wrote:

Lucky wrote:
Is it for VS2005 or V C# 2005 Express

Hi,

That was for VS2005.

cheers,

Paul June A. Domag



Unfortunately I work with Express.





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Paul Domag

LuckySmile wrote:
Unfortunately I work with Express.

Hi,

If that's the case, you can try using SharpDevelop. It comes with a Setup and Deployment project. And its free. But if you really wan't to stick with express then I suggest you find a 3rd party program that lets you customize your installer. Or you can just use SharpDevelop for Setup and Deployment projects while still sticking to Express with teh actual development...

http://www.icsharpcode.net/OpenSource/SD/Download/

cheers,

Paul June A. Domag






Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

Thank you Paul,

I had a look SharpDevelop, and I think I better to stick with express.




Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

swprogram191

Do you know of any 3rd-party programs to do this because I am having the same problem of only having Express.

Thanks





Re: Visual C# Express Edition How can I make an Install (setup.exe) file?

Lucky:)

I don't remember exactly but I used some kind of InstalShield