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How Can I Deploy a VB.Net Project without Downloading Files?

Posted on 2011-09-02
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I have created a visual basic 2010 project (an office add in) that I need to deploy on to several computers that are not connected to the internet.

If I try to run the installer it needs to download 2 files from Microsoft.  Is there any way of avoiding this? I don't mind downloading the files and installing them separately, but I don't know what they are.

Cheers!

Dave
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did you create a setup project as described in this document
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/wx3b589t.aspx
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here's an article on determining deployment dependencies
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8kche8ah.aspx

This document gives you an overview of VS 2010 deployment
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/2kt85ked.aspx

This document has a list of walkthroughs of various deployment tasks for Visual Studio
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/206sadcd.aspx

hope this helps
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sorry that first link in my second post was for C++ apps pulled the trigger to quick - I'll get the correct on in  a moment
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The tool on this site should help you find the dependencies of your app and then you can add the missing ones to your setup project
http://www.dependencywalker.com/
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by:williamzNet
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Hi mwochnick, thanks for the swift reply!!

The 3rd link on your 2nd post had the answer quite far down.  Hadn't found that doc before...

In case anyone else reads this, go into the solution property pages and make sure that the dependencies are set to be installed from the same source as the application.  It defaults to over the web...

Cheers,

Dave
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