nitin mohnani

Does Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition provide Deployment of windows application using Setup Project

If it doesnĄ¯t, then Please tell me whether we can create a deployment kit of a windows application using Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition.

Is there SDK available for this functionality which is available to the full version.



Re: Visual Basic Express Edition Deployment of windows application with Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 Express Edition


The Express editions provide ClickOnce installation, and don't come with Setup Projects.

You can either:

  • Use ClickOnce deployment (quick and easy, especially for simple applications)
  • Upgrade to Visual Studio, which contain the setup projects
  • Use a third-party installation tool (useul for complex installations, and you are already familiar with such tool).