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Create self extracting exe file from Visual Studio App

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I have created a user form in Visual Studio.  I would like to be able to email a self extracting file that will install itself on another user's desktop so that they can use my form.  Please tell me how this can be accomplished?
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Question by:daintysally
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by:jpaulino
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Why don't you create an setup project or use one compressor to create a selfextracting exe file (like winrar or winzip) ?
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Ok, what files would I need to include in the zip, or how would I create a setup project?
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Are you using VS Express ?
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by:daintysally
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Yes, I am using VS Express
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You can try one of this free installers
Nullsoft Scriptable Install System
http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page
Inno Setup
 http://www.innosetup.com/isinfo.php
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