I've finally got a project compiled and tested and ready to roll out.I have discovered that the "Publish" option is not what it seems, and that we must create a separate "Setup Project" to carry out the task of installing the files.This is not the most intuitive process I've seen, and the online help on that subject is not easy to understand.I was hoping that someone could direct me to a tutorial or guide that would step me through the specific approach I need. Many of the other guides online are vague and address multiple scenarios and do not separate the approaches very well.I have the contents of my project in /bin/release. It runs nicely by iteself with no errors.Here's what I need:
1. To create a setup exe that I can distribute that will install my software, with all of the supporting (resource) files and folders. 2. I need the setup process to force the installer to "agree" to a EULA. 3. I'd would like to provide an image on the installation screen/popup. 4. I would like the software registered in the registry and rely on it being there in the registry. 5. I need it to default to program filesprojectname (it does by default)
I am using VS 2008 VB and setup my application software in Win XP without any issue. But after installed in Win 7, it doesn't work well (it show one file not found, but I saw the file in the right folder). Could it be the incompatibility of VS 2008 and Win 7? If I upgrade to VS 2010, will the issue be fixed?
I'm a Visual Basic beginner. There are many things that I didn't know about Windows software development as I've been a Mac user for 20 years and just started developing Windows programs several days ago.
Anyway, using Visual Studio Installer (File > Add > New Project > Visual Studio Installer), I have two files inside the Release folder - setup.exe and Setup.msi. I've got some information about these files. So when you publish your software, what do you do with these two files? According to one web site, you can put them together into one with IExpress, which produces a file with an extension of CAB. Another web site suggests SFX Compiler. In the meantime, I downloaded a dozen applications at Download.com earlier. If I click on the download button, the final delivery extension is .exe on most of them. I know that you won't go anywhere by double-clicking on setup.exe from the Release folder without Setup.msi. Meanwhile, Setup.msi is a tand-alone application. But nobody uses this file alone to distribute their product.
I hv deployed my project using "Setup and Deployment" wizard. I hv installed MS VS.NET 2003 Bootstrapper Plugin -> A plug-in for creating deployment projects in Microsoftï¿½ Visual Studioï¿½ .NET 2003 that contain the .NET Framework version 1.1 and/or Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) version 2.7. still it is giving the error The setup requires .NET Framework 1.1.4322. Install the .NET Framework and run the setup again. The .NET Framework can be obtained from the web. Would u like to do this now?
Setup and deploy for my project worked fine for a while allowing you to install my program and uninstall the old version, but now it installs two entries. I don't get it, before I got it do do that it would give an error that it needed to be uninstalled first. Now like I said I get two entries in the programs uninstall window. RemovePreviousVersions = true. I change the version number and update the product code. Even tried changing the upgrade code. I just don't get why it doesn't work anymore, and its really annoying! Also, is there a way that the setup file can just be one .exe rather then a setup file and a data file?
I made one application form in vb.net and access as database,in this form there is a imagebox field where i can upload the images.i put one default image when the form gets loaded. i want to save this default image if i dont upload an image.And another problem i'm facing is i want to deploy my project on another system but when i'm deploying my project, the database is not connecting so i've to add database separately on the other system even though i'm adding database during setup.May be i'm going somewhere wrong.how should i add database while setup and save the default image.
Ok, imagine the simplest solution in Visual Studio 2008 with framework 3.5 (OS = Win XP) where I have added a class library. Then I've added a COM Class. This COM Class is so simple, it only exposes 1 function:
Public Function SayHello() As String Return " Hello." End Function
[ProgramFilesFolder][Manufacturer][ProductName][Version] is the Default. i Want to change the programfilesfolder to documents folder.
I already try this:
[DocumentsFolder][Manufacturer][ProductName] but it doesnt work. error in installing the product. ERRROR: "Could not access network location Polongo companyMC"
Iam changing the installation directory because when the application is installed in program files, my database can't add and edit record. having an error something like "operation must need an updateable query" because of that error i tried to install the appl in documents and there n error i'd encountered like when I install it to the program files folder.
I'm working in a small project i want to know how to make setup file for my project ,to run the project in another computers i try to make setup file from ,, add new project/setup and i added (Source Files and Primy output) to the setup files ,but it is not working in the another pcs can any one tell me how to make correct setup file to work in another pcs
I am using vs 2003 to build a setup project but got this error message"Could not find file ..., Not enough storage is available to complete this operation."I checked the path of the file, it is correct. After I remove this file from the setup project, I can build it successfully and the result msi file is about 250MB, the file I removed is about 260MB, is there any limitation about the size of the file in setup project or the total size of msi file? If so, how can I build the setup project?
im making a setup project with my windows application. i have pack it but the problem is my database. how do i set there new targets once i added the mdb file. i know thats the problem but i really dont know how to reconfigure
another thing, when its already pack and when i try to run the msi, the interface has an error on the picture above. and whats the bootstraper for? why is it that clicking the bootstraper is an error.
also if my target machine doesnt have vb.net and ms access, would my project be still running in there? this is my first time in making setup projects.. im using vb.net 2k3.
My windows app works fine in my pc. Once I created a setup project and then install in a client pc, there is an error to load Crystal Report.How to add Crystal Report in setup project? (I added all dll file associated with Crystal Report but did not work)
I added a setup project to a winform vb.net app which otherwise builds fine. Once the setup project is added to the solution, however, the build fails with the following error;Unrecoverable build error.As there does not seem to be much information I can't figure what the problem is. What can I do from here to fix this to get deployment package?
I'm making my first setup in visual studio 2008. But how can I change the language of the setup? I know i can chage some lines of text but I can't change the title and other stuff. Does anybody know how to change it?
I'm making my first setup in visual studio 2008. But how can I change the language of the setup? I know i can chage some lines of text but I can't change the title and other stuff. Does anybody know how to change it?BerryFrom Europe, The Netherlands, Zaandam (Near Amsterdam)
I have a series of 12 individual projects developed under a single solution. Now I want to create a Setup Project for installation of these projects. I want to have single setup.exe as output which should install either 1 one of these 12 projects based on the user selection.Whenever user tries to install these by clicking setup.exe, he must be provided the option of selecting the project and then installation should proceed installing the corresponding exe.
I have an application which has been deployed in a setup programme, but have lost the original project setup code.The new versions setup project has a different 'Upgrade code' GUI in the setup project and therefore when you try and upgrade the product it throws an error saying that a later version of the product is installed!
Is there any way for me to retrieve the Upgrade Code from an installed version of the program so that I can amend the new installer to match the old program.The program has to be installed to 350+ desktops via active directory, so no answers with silly shortcuts that only work for a single PC please people.
i have few questions about the user interface when working with a VS setup project
1. i have added a Checkboxes dialog, i have 3 checkboxes they are used to select upon 3 tools to be installed, so during the progress of the instilation, how should i let the project know which of the 3 tools was selected ? (i hope i was clear)
2. a bit of silly question - is it possible to edit something in a dialog ? like in my case in the "finished" dialog my customer didnt like the the end button is named "close" and he wants it to be named "Finish"
finally, this is an extra non programing but it would be good if i was able to find an answere :P, when i plug a USB in the computer it opens the autoplay, and i have my instilation file in the USB (it will be distributed on a USB rather than a CD), so i want to add to the autoplay a button that runs the instilation file
i need to register the control in client machine at installation time.i craeted a bat file which has the following code regsvr32 s mscomm32.ocx.how to include bat file in setup project. and how to make it to run first when installation starts
include sql enterprise in setup project?how to include sql enterprise when it's not appear in prerequisites of the setup projectand if it's not possible do i have install the full enterprise edition on the client machine?i use visual studio 2010 and sql enterprise 2008.i'm a database beginner and i always used to use sql express edition but now data base getting grow fast and the limitations of the sql express for 4gb make
I am making a project on VB.NET, after the completion of project, is it possible to install it in anyone's computer?I mean to say, the project which I have made in VB.NET 2008, can be only run through Visual Studio,
I'm using Visual studio 2005 professional edition... and I need to make a setup for my project... I add a setup project and I configure it.. but how to set the setup project to prompt for a product key that I define?