VB.NET and .NET Distributing
Posted on 2004-09-18
I have a question regarding deploying the .NET framework with an application. Now before everyone starts posting links and wondering why I didn't search for the answer instead of posting a new question I want you to know that I have searched and haven't found the answer. The application is completely stand-alone (it's a setup CD for internet connections and e-mail) and I don't want to install it - just run from the CD. I've played with the bootstrapper program but it always says it can't find my 'Setup CD.exe' file when I execure the 'setup.exe' file they offered. In the settings.ini file I pointed the MSI path to 'Setup CD.exe' and that is where it was pulling the info from and of course not finding it.
I need a way to distribute the .NET framework like the bootstrapper does, but by not deploying an application and having someone install it - I want them to click the EXE and then it runs from there and does what it needs to do. Is this possible or do I need a VB6 solution?