I am new to VB.NET, having moved from VB 6.0 finally. I imported a VB 6.0 app into VS 2008 and then opened it in VS2013, since the latter does not provide for importing VB 6.0 apps. Then, following the instructions at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/library/k3bb4tfd(v=vs.80).aspx
, I created a deployment/setup project with no problem. I then installed the project onto a target machine with no problem. But, when I launch the app following the install, I just get a pop-up dialog that says "<app name> has stopped running.". That's it, nothing more, and no forms of the app ever appear, not is there any evidence that the app ever started.
When I install the same build onto my dev machine it works fine. Also I have written another app (written, not imported from 6.0), and the setup project installs and runs fine on the same target machine noted above.
I really do not want to rewrite the app since it is pretty large.