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

Posted on 2005-05-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
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;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.
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    by:Shiju Sasidharan
    hi RonaldBiemans
        me again.
    Thank u it was really useful. ok i will research on it..


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