Any way to avoid installing .net run time with VB.net
Posted on 2006-04-18
I am working on an industrial control system whose HMI (Human machine Interface) is windows based. It is a highly secure and controlled system and parts of it run on NT, 2000 and XP. I am not permitted to to install any software on it, but I can run my applications from a USB memory stick.
The XP boes already have .net, but the NT and 2000 do not.
My problem is this: I have wriiten some tools in VB.NET (2003) that help me with my work and I would like to use these WITHOUT installing the .NET run time on the machine. I could rewrite the application in VB 6.0, but it would be much more difficult.
1) Is there anyway to generate a completely self contained application that runs standalone? (300 pts)