Distributing .NET Framework with Install (All in one .exe file)
Posted on 2003-12-04
Is there a way to distribute the .NET framework (or at least a an .exe that will download it) and the installer created by Visual Studio all in one program?
Zipping the setup.exe bootstrapper, .ini and msi files is too confusing for some people. If there isn't an easy way to do this, what is a good solution for those so that people can download one .exe and everything installs?
I'm thinking I could just write a C++ app to check if .NET 1.1 is installed, go get it and install it if not, supressing the restart, go get my program and then install my program, and then restart.
Are there any good websites that talk about this?