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new build with minor revisions - need to do update

Posted on 2004-09-29
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Using visual studio,
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET   69586-335-0000007-18957
I need to provide an update to a program that is currently running fine at a client.  They did the installation via an msi file I built. But the last time I tried to provide just an update, the install (on Windows 2000 and XP machines) required a complete deinstall of the original program.  Because the changes are very minor, I know that just copying over the *.exe will work fine, but I want to make it more foolproof so they can just apply the msi as if it were a  patch and not a completely new program.  What's the best/correct method to do that?
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In the properties of your setup program you find the version property, there you can set the version.
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eozz_2000,
in the primary output which generates the *.exe, I see the version property of the assembly but it cannot be edited.   I recall at some point specifying automatic version numbers, but I can't find that area right now.  

I am probably missing something obvious, but can you give me a few more details?  
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Select the root of your deployment project and then press F4, in the bottom of the list you will see the version property.
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wow, very difficult to get to - I never would have seen it.  Thanks
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I'm glad I could help you :)
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