I have heard that there is a way to deploy EXE/DLLs via a Web application using the dotnet Framework.
Basically, I want to write an application that is available at http://server/MyApplication.exe
which clients can access and it will run locally with whatever permissions the user has. This is very similar to Active-X controls, but I have heard that there is a much easier way to do it then Active-X controls.
Someone mentioned creating a "Windows Control Library" and then accessing that directly, I made a dummy one, but couldn't get it to work. I know that in dotnet 2.0, there is something called "Click Once" and I am not sure how that fits in.
So, how can I write an application that can be accessed via a URL and run locally on the machine.
Ideally, it would know if there was a previous install and whether it was newer version or not.