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Old 02-04-2006, 09:21 PM
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i have visual basic 2005 exspress and evertytime i publish and send a file to someone, they get an error! but when i install it on my comp its ok! so can anyone give me a tutorial on how i can make a setup file that works, and probably have a wizard on it?
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:33 PM
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Do they have the .Net framework, or more specifically, the .Net 2.0 framework?
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:41 PM
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no they dont...... so only people with that can view my programs? i wont be able to publish it to anyone else?
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:47 PM
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The .Net framework is required in order to run .Net applications.
That is just the way it is.

Now-a-days the .Net framework is beginning to becomes more common among average people, but yet there are still those out there that dont have it. There is a way I believe to package the .Net framework with your install file (I have never dont it, but I think there is a thread about it around here somewhere), but doing this will make more one very large install file. Another way would be to just tell the user to go out and download it.
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:52 PM
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oh man jeffy, im serious, u r like the best guy on this site, uve been helpng me alotz, thanks man!
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Old 02-04-2006, 09:59 PM
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just a little problem: i found where i can edit it, but does anyone kow whats the default name in the program files directory for the .net framework.........also anyone knows the tutorial forum post?

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Old 02-04-2006, 10:08 PM
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Umm... the .NET framework isn't installed to the Program Files directory. It is installed to the Windows directory (which of course can vary). The exact path(s) will depend on the version(s) of the framework installed.

What tutorial forum post are you talking about?
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:25 AM
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The .Net framework is required in order to run .Net applications.
That is just the way it is.

Now-a-days the .Net framework is beginning to becomes more common among average people, but yet there are still those out there that dont have it. There is a way I believe to package the .Net framework with your install file (I have never dont it, but I think there is a thread about it around here somewhere), but doing this will make more one very large install file. Another way would be to just tell the user to go out and download it.



and thank you lebb!
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Old 02-05-2006, 08:46 AM
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does anyone know the tutrorial to add the prerequisites to the setyup file to make one big setup file using VB2005 Express? because im having a hard time doing it
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Old 02-05-2006, 10:26 AM
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i keep geting this error:

The install location for prerequisites has not been set to 'component vendor's web site' and the file 'DotNetFX\WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe' in item '.NET Framework 2.0' can not be located on disk. See Help for more information. NetBuddy
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Old 02-05-2006, 03:08 PM
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You cannot include the .Net framework within a install file you create using a Visual Studio package and Development project, but you can check to see if the user has the framework before allowing the installation.
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324733
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i ried that link and it didnt help much, i think its using a different verisan on VB and not 2005 exspress
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Here's that thread; it's the one marked "Important" at the top of this forum.
Frequently Asked .Net Installation/Documentation Questions
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:31 PM
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the link in the other topic doesnt work
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Old 02-06-2006, 08:54 PM
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Sorry about that, although a quick search of that site turned up a link to where it was moved on MSDN. I edited the link. The documentation states that it only supports VS.NET 2003.

From looking at this documentation, it looks like (not surprisingly) MS does not support nor plan to support bootstrapping with anything less than the Pro version of VS.NET 2005. On the bright side, it's already built-in for Pro and up. So for Express, you would either need to upgrade, or go with a different installer such as suggested in that discussion.
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