Problems when creating Install file


V

Vmrincon

Hi!

I have migrated a VB application from Visual Studio 2003 to VB 2008
express, and I am having some difficulties when it comes to creating
an installation file. At first, I can not create an installation
project in my solution, I can just publish the project, but when doing
so the extra files that the project uses (for example excel templates)
do not get copied to the computer where I install the project.

My questions are:

1.- Do you know how can I get my excel templates to be included in the
install file?
2.- Do you know where I can find a good manual about how to create
install files with VB 2008 express?
3.- Do you recommend any good third party application to create
installation files from VB 2008 express projects?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Regards, Victor
 
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Family Tree Mike

Vmrincon said:
Hi!

I have migrated a VB application from Visual Studio 2003 to VB 2008
express, and I am having some difficulties when it comes to creating
an installation file. At first, I can not create an installation
project in my solution, I can just publish the project, but when doing
so the extra files that the project uses (for example excel templates)
do not get copied to the computer where I install the project.

My questions are:

1.- Do you know how can I get my excel templates to be included in the
install file?
2.- Do you know where I can find a good manual about how to create
install files with VB 2008 express?
3.- Do you recommend any good third party application to create
installation files from VB 2008 express projects?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Regards, Victor
.

The lack of true installer creation is one of the biggest drawbacks to the
express versions. I don't believe the click-once installer will allow Excel
templates to be installed on the end user's computeter, but I might be wrong.
For question three, I've heard of people using Wise Installer, and Wix
Installer. I'm sure there are others, but I've not used any of these. I've
only used the MS VS Installer tool, and Install Shield.

Mike
 

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