How do I deploy the app (a .exe) after coding is finished?
Posted on 2009-05-09
How do I deploy the app (a .exe) after coding is finished? Not that I haven't heard of XCopy, and not that I haven't been able to simply go to ...bin/debug and grab the executable there. BUT, even though that has worked sometimes (with little apps), it SURE doesn't seem like this is the right way of doing things. I've just recently tried: (VStudio Menu Item): Build:: Publish [name of App]. At least that makes a Setup executable, ... but no .exe was made from this that I could find .... Last, I know that there are ways to build the final solution so that, when deployed, no one can (simply or easily) deconstruct and then read your program (decompiling MSIL code, or something like that). How is this done (or if that is too big a question, please point me in the right direction: N, S, E or W). Thanks much!