how to include framework 3.0 redistributable as part of installation package

I am creating a set up and deployment package for my project

under detected dependencies folder it detected Microsoft .NET framework as one of the dependencies required for deployment.. However it points to the install url of to download the redistributable.

I will be deploying this project on a remote machine that does not have framework 3.0 or access to the internet..

How i can add framework 3.0 (dotnetfx35.exe) as part of my setup and deployment project...

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Can you right click your setup and deployment project, select properties, and select prerequisites.  That is what I have in VS 2005...

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TimCotteeHead of Software ServicesCommented:
And it is exactly the same in VS2008 as well. There is a button on the Property Page for the deployment project that allows you to specify the location of items such as the Framework, SQL Server Compact etc. Select the option to "Download from the same location as my application".
CollindsouzaAuthor Commented:
I tried the option that you mentioned... however it adds the redistributable as a seperate folder and not as part of the setup.exe package....

what i was looking for was for the framework and any other dependencies to be included as one setup.exe file

does it make sense?

For what I suggested, when I build my setup.exe the redist is also included.  Mine went from a file size of 1+ Meg to 17+Meg with the redist added in.  Also when I installed it, I found the redist was just where it should be and was installed as well.
CollindsouzaAuthor Commented:

unfortunately this does'nt work for me :((

I want to close this thread and open another one and may be rephrase my question

Thank you all for help...

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