RyanB88

I like the bootstrpper Microsoft has with visual studio 2005, except two things.

1. I use an exe installer for my app, i cannot find a way to get it to work with anything other than an MSI installer

2. I would like it so that the user dosen't have to download he framework, that i can put the installer for .net in a directory, and give it's relative path to the bootstrapper so it doesn't have to go online.

Anyone know of anyways around these that I don't know of, or a bootstapper that will meet my needs



Re: ClickOnce and Setup & Deployment Projects Bootstrapper for exe installer

russr

I'm not sure I can be of any help with 1), but I can help you with 2).

To make a setup project that has the .net framework locally rather than prompting the user to download do this:
1) Create a setup project the way you usually do in VS 2005.
2) Select the setup project in visual studio and right click on it. Choose properties
3) Click on the Prerequisites button, make sure that .net framework 2.0 is selected and on the bottom, choose either dowload prequisites from the same location as my app or download prequisites from following location.




Re: ClickOnce and Setup & Deployment Projects Bootstrapper for exe installer

RyanB88

It sounds like 1, is possible, read: http://msdn.microsoft.com/msdnmag/issues/04/10/Bootstrapper/

The Bootstrapper does not dictate which installer technology the app must use; it can use Windows Installer, ClickOnce, or any other technology.

it also says

One of the most powerful features of the Bootstrapper is extensibility. It's a generic installation engine with a flexible configuration system¡ªyou can plug into the Bootstrapper just about any installer packaged as a Microsoft Installer (MSI) or executable program.





Re: ClickOnce and Setup & Deployment Projects Bootstrapper for exe installer

RyanB88

* bump *