O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers?  
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Christopher Lusardi





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

I can install VB 8 onto other computers along with my application, but that seems unusual. The other PCs never will be programming in VB. They want to just use my application.

Question: Please explain to me in a step-by-step button clicking and dragging fashion how to do this.




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DMan1





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

CHristopher,

The Visual Studio or Visual Basic application is not required on the target computer...However the .Net Framework is required! Take a look at the "Click Once Deployment" to help you with your deployment needs:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/netframework/windowsforms/learning/features/clickonce/default.aspx



 
 
Christopher Lusardi





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

Thanks,

 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

Click once is really easy. This is you best solution for deploying your application.

Sure its stuff to read but please dont expect others to do all the work for you, if your not prepared to read and learn what is directed towards you.

Ultimately click once / publish -> establish your requirements (.NET framework would be one of them, crystal I'm sure has an installer package which would be a requirement)

Publish to a web server/ file share etc.

and then give your users that location to run the setup.

Thats it.... in a nutshell.

Read the documentation / article on click once and then ask specific questions which people can answer - saying oh it looks to much so I dont want to read it is one sure fire way to get people to start ignoring your requests for help.


 
 
edmond koni





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

It's easy guy

Setup will tell what items to install if they are not to other pc without vb. Normally before installing Yr app install Windows Installer 3.0 or 3.1, dotnet 2.0 and sql server 2005 if You use .mdf data files. The rest will be OK



 
 
DMan1





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

From the main menu of Visual Studio click on the "Build" menu and then click on the "Publish" submenu item...This will start the click once deployment wizard...Follw the insrtructions on the screen!

 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

If youve done a click once deployment and one of you requirements is SQL Express it will download and install SQL Express to the machine.

Have you checked the requirements for you install.


 
 
edmond koni





PostPosted: Visual Basic General, O'kay so I now have a working application. How do I port it to other computers? Top

More Simple
To Vb menu click build. Then outside the vb open the folder of Yr app. You'll find there a folder bin and there You have the exe file. Just run it and everything is ok