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Compiling win form for scheduling (emoreau's example)

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http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/C_Sharp/Q_27987601.html

I compiled the code ... myExample.... in Release mode and it gives me several files. One is myexample.exe

I scheduled it but I had to move the config file to the same folder as well for the exe to run. How can I compile it and include all the necessary files in the compiled file? OR is it ok the way I have it (the exe and the config file) ?
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Standard practice is to have the config file and the exe separate. Life will be more complicated for you if you try to embed the config file into the exe.
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You normally need to deploy :
-the .exe
-any config files
-any components (.dll) not part of the framework used/referenced by your application
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by:Camillia
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>>Life will be more complicated for you if you try to embed the config file into the exe.

My coworker asked me if all the files are embedded and I thought I might be doing this the wrong way.

I scheduled it , I pass the parameter /batch as part of the scheudled job but it looks like the job is not running. I saw it ran once yesterday (but not every hour as I have it). When I double click on the exe, the interface comes up and it runs...

Going to delete the job and do it again. I'll keep this question open, if it's ok.
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by:Éric Moreau
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can it be related to permissions?

you might want to add some tracing to your application to find out where your application hangs/stops: http://emoreau.com/Entries/Articles/2003/11/Code-diagnostic-an-article-on-tracing-and-debugging.aspx
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let me add tracing and try this again. Thanks
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