VB 2008 Files to Distribute when not using Click Once
Posted on 2009-05-16
After a few months of struggling to learn enough of VB.Net to complete an app, I now am faced with the challenge of creating a setup that can be distributed over the net or on CD.
After a lot of playing around with the Click Once and the adding of a Setup Project into my project, I decided to use the Setup Factory that I used for distributing my VB 6 projects.
When distributing my VB 6 projects, I would include the exe, activex controls, dlls, dependencies, database etc. I could then tell the setup builder where I want things installed.
My question is, what files to I include in a setup for VB 2008.
There are manifests, dlls etc. I don't want anyone to see the code and only want to create a setup that will install the necessary components in order to run the program.
What files do I need to include?