Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

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Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Post icon  Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:17 AM

Hi Everyone,

I have prepared an application which uses SQL Server 2005 Express Edition as its database and Reports using Crystal Reports which comes integrated with VB .net 2008.

I am able to package and deploy my application alone.

To the system where I am going to install doesnot have SQL Server or Crystal report runtime files.

I want to include the same in my package so that it gets installed and followed by my application.

I have chosen install application from the same location and tried to package it. It doesn't work.

Please suggest me steps so that I can have the required softwares packaged with my application so that the user when he installs, it installs at one go.

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V. Karthik

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Re: Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Posted 25 January 2010 - 01:44 AM

Hi,

There are 2 ways of deploying an application,

Firstly by using Click Once and second by using a Setup and Deploy project.

Please can you advise as to wich one you use....
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Re: Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Posted 25 January 2010 - 04:20 PM

Hi,

I was just trying the Publish wizard and i am helpless.

Can you please suggest me so that I can do this packaging of application.

Regards,
V. Karthik
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Re: Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:15 PM

Can anyone please help me in fixing this.
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Re: Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:33 PM

Have you googled packing and deployment in vb.net? There were several topics there.
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Re: Need help in Packaging and Deploying VB .net application

Posted 29 January 2010 - 03:23 AM

Hi,

Under the publish tab in your designer, there is a button called "Prerequisites", select:

Windows Installer 3.1
The dotnet framework you are using -> 2.0 or 3.0 or 3.5 (3.5 sp1 needs to be configured differently)
Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio
and SQL Server 2005 Express Edition

then check the "Download the Prerequisites from the same location as my application" option and click "OK"

Now re-publish the app and it will install the required files.....

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