Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Updating Windows environment variables using ClickOnce

Posted on 2006-06-29
2
Medium Priority
?
816 Views
Last Modified: 2009-12-16
I am deploying a .NET Windows Application, written in C#. As part of the installation process, I would like to set some Windows environment variables to values that the user specifies. I could use Windows Installer to do this, but is it possible in ClickOnce? If so, could you point me to a tutorial or give me a hint on how to do it?

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:xelia
[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
2 Comments
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
whatsit2002 earned 2000 total points
ID: 17077451
Unfortunately, you just don't have that kind of control with a ClickOnce application. As you seem to know, an MSI based installation could fire off a custom Installer class, but ClickOnce has no such capabilities.

Another hitch is that when a ClickOnce app is installed, it isn't installed on the machine level. It is only installed on the user level, so every user that logs into a machine must install the application separately.

My only suggestion is to put code into your ClickOnce app to do the following:
When your application loads, check to see if this is the first time the user has run it (use a registry key or something). If so, prompt them for the required information and set the variables then. Also, after setting the variables, set your registry key (or whatever you checked to see if this was the first time the app was run) so that the user doesn't have to go through the setup process again.

Other than something like that, I don't know of a way to get a ClickOnce install to do what you're looking for.
0
 

Author Comment

by:xelia
ID: 17106416
Thanks whatsit2002. Your suggestion will be very useful.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This document covers how to connect to SQL Server and browse its contents.  It is meant for those new to Visual Studio and/or working with Microsoft SQL Server.  It is not a guide to building SQL Server database connections in your code.  This is mo…
Today I had a very interesting conundrum that had to get solved quickly. Needless to say, it wasn't resolved quickly because when we needed it we were very rushed, but as soon as the conference call was over and I took a step back I saw the correct …
In this video, Percona Solution Engineer Dimitri Vanoverbeke discusses why you want to use at least three nodes in a database cluster. To discuss how Percona Consulting can help with your design and architecture needs for your database and infras…
Want to learn how to record your desktop screen without having to use an outside camera. Click on this video and learn how to use the cool google extension called "Screencastify"! Step 1: Open a new google tab Step 2: Go to the left hand upper corn…

610 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