VB.NET Application / SQL Server 2005 Express Set up project Deployment
Posted on 2007-12-04
I have created a windows forms VB.NET application with a Sql server 2005 Express back end. I would like to get this application packaged and am having some issues...
1) If I use the Publish Wizard in VS2005, I install sql server express fine by adding it as a prereq for my applications, but the application can't find the instance of the sql server to run the app and it errors out
2) if I create a setup project, I don't know how to add sql server express as a prereq....(and have heard you can't have nested msi packages anyway)
Could someone please lead me in the right direction please.