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PVP

My manager is asking me to develop an application in
VB.NET.I realized that our clients don't have .NET
installed on their system.They all have visual studio
installed (includes vb 6.0).
Should I include .NET runtime in distribution package and
bundle it with my application setup package for my
clients ?
 
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CJ Taylor

Yes, thats usually helpful. However the standard visual studio installer
that comes with Visual Studio.NET does not support the ability to nest the
..NET Framework install with your application install. There is a method for
modifying the bootstrapper to include the .NET framework install but its
kinda confusing and ugly. The best solution for it that I've seen in
InstallShield (For MANY MANY reasons) DevStudio or Express...

Someone else may have a better answer.

-CJ
 
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Bernie Yaeger

You will first have to install the .net framework on each pc. This
essentially will require the running of dotnetfx.exe, which is pretty
simple.

Also, I recommend you use only win 2000 or win xp; win98 will work, but
it's difficult.

If you have an .exe that will be accessed on a server, you will also have to
modify .net security on each pc - also not difficult - review articles on
this and general deployment at msdn.microsoft.com.

HTH,

Bernie Yaeger
 
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Richard Keller

I use InstallShield to deploy my .NET applications and
automatically install the .NET runtime files if they are
not already installed

RK
 
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PVP

Thank you very much for replying.
Most of our clients have windows NT workstation
Will this be a problem for deploying .NET aplications ?
 
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Herfried K. Wagner [MVP]

* "PVP said:
My manager is asking me to develop an application in
VB.NET.I realized that our clients don't have .NET
installed on their system.They all have visual studio
installed (includes vb 6.0).
Should I include .NET runtime in distribution package and
bundle it with my application setup package for my
clients ?
Yes.

Framework 1.0:

..NET Framework Deployment Guide
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/dotnetframedepguid.asp>

Using Visual Studio .NET to Redistribute the .NET Framework
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/vsredistdeploy.asp>

Framework 1.1:

Redistributing the .NET Framework 1.1
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/redistdeploy1_1.asp>

..NET Framework 1.1 Deployment Guide
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/dotnetframedepguid1_1.asp>

..NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable Prerequisites
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/NETFx1Redistreq1_1.asp>

..NET Framework Redistributable Package 1.1 Technical Reference
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/dotnetfxref1_1.asp>

Using Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Redistribute the .NET Framework
<http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/dnnetdep/html/vsredistdeploy1_1.asp>

Visual Studio .NET Framework Bootstrapper Plug-in
<http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/vsboot>
 
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Bernie Yaeger

Hi,

Don't know about windows NT workstation - I suspect it will be a problem.
Check msdn.microsoft.com; check under something like '.net deployment' etc.

Bernie
 

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