How to include Dotnet framework along with our VB.Net Package Project ?

Posted on 2005-05-04
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Hi Experts

How to include Dotnet framework along with our VB.Net Package Project ?
is it possible to embed Dotnetfx.exe along with our package, so that client who installs the package need not worry about such requirement.

Thanks in advance

Question by:Shiju Sasidharan
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Hi shijusn,

 Yes, the dotnetfx or something like this is by default excluded. Enable that and it will be included in the project setup package

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From graye:

 Microsoft has developed a "bootstrap loader" just for these situations...  it will install the .Net Framework and then install your application.

The documentation is at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324733
and the bootstrapper itself is at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=66350891-d15b-446b-bd69-f7f849224a00&displaylang=en

Be aware that this will create a HUGE install package... and might be a waste of time for most users (since they probably already have the framework installed).  I'd recommend that you make two deployment packages... one with the framework...and one without.
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by:Shiju Sasidharan
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hi RonaldBiemans
    me again.
Thank u it was really useful. ok i will research on it..


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