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Include MS Database in Winforms Project using Intellilock

I have a Winforms project I want to distribute to others and I need to include the projects MS SQL Server database.

If I publish the project there is only an application file.

But I need to obfuscate the programs exe with Intellilock (which creates its own exe in a folder named Locked).

How can I include the database when I distribute the program?

.NET ProgrammingC#* Intellilock

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Dennis Vogel

8/22/2022 - Mon

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Dennis Vogel

I just realized the .NET framework may also need to be installed and I did not see that option in the Inno Compiler site.


What version windows? It gets downloaded as part of windows updates. Or depending on version, user may have to go into programs and feature > turn on feature for certain options. (i.e. .net 3.5) just give them installation pre-requisite instructions
Dennis Vogel

I need a better way. I cannot ask the user to turn on a feature or download .net 4.5. Thanks again.
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Dennis Vogel

Your comment reminded me I have InstallShield and it will install dot net.

My plans are to include the database mdf put it in the AppData / Roaming folder. So I gave you an "Assisted Solution."