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

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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

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Shiju SasidharanAssoc Project ManagerAsked:
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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;en-us;324733
and the bootstrapper itself is at

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.
Shiju SasidharanAssoc Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
hi RonaldBiemans
    me again.
Thank u it was really useful. ok i will research on it..

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