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Hello all

I need your help to make a compilation of my new visual studio 2001 project.

When i was using VB6, i was creating a compilation. After, i had a toll Findll.exe, to find all the ocx and dll that i needed to then, use Innostetup to create an install of my program.

But now that i have Visual Studio 2010, what do i need to find the ocx and dll, and can i still use inno setup?

Thanks again for your help.
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.NET used a completely different way of working with and installing external dlls. You would need a copy of your installation program that has been adapted for .NET.

Or use an alternate installer system.

There are 3 built right into Visual Studio.

You could create a Setup project : File... New... Project... Other Project Types... Setup and Deployment

There you have a light version of InstallShield, as well as the native Visual Studio Installer. Both create standard Setup.ext installers.

An alternative that gains a lot of followers is ClickOnce, a deployment method that is very useful because the application can autoupdate itself when there is a new version. You define a ClickOnce deployment through a series of tabs in the project's Properties window: Signing - Security - Publish.
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Wow, thank you so much. Very easy with clickonce.

Thanks again for your help
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Not only is it easy with ClickOnce, but you will find out that distributing updates is so easy.

Just go back in the Publish tab, adjust the Publish version to a higher version (you usually synch it with the application version, but this is the Publish version and can be different), And click Publish Now.

A few seconds later, unless you have changed some of the defaults settings, any user that launch the application will be told that there is an update and will be offered to update the application. In situations were it is applicable, nothing can beat ClickOnce.
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