Solved

Create a .NET application independent of .NET framework

Posted on 2006-06-09
1
666 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-26
I have a basic VB.NET application that needs to be used by our networks users. As of now, not every user has the .NET framework installed on their machines and most users do not have permissions to install the .NET framework do to our current security policies.

Is there anyway simple or complex to compile my application further so that it is a standalone win32 app that no longer requires the .NET framework. In other works, can I bypass my application's reliance on the JIT compiler and compile into my exe the necessary components of the .NET framework.
0
Comment
Question by:inviser
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
dstanley9 earned 500 total points
ID: 16874277
Technically, yes, it;s possible, and there are some products that will do that, like Remotesift's Linker (http://www.remotesoft.com/linker/), Thinstall(http://thinstall.com/solutions/net_virtual.php), and Xenocode (http://www.xenocode.com/).  

However, I seem to remember that this was strongly discouraged by Microsoft as the application would not benefit from any framework updates.  I don't know if they have an official position, though.

Here's a discussion about it:

http://discuss.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?dotnet.12.226432.5
0

Featured Post

Stressed Out?

Watch some penguins on the livecam!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A basic question.. “What is the Garbage Collector?” The usual answer given back: “Garbage collector is a background thread run by the CLR for freeing up the memory space used by the objects which are no longer used by the program.” I wondered …
A long time ago (May 2011), I have written an article showing you how to create a DLL using Visual Studio 2005 to be hosted in SQL Server 2005. That was valid at that time and it is still valid if you are still using these versions. You can still re…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question