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Old 10-10-2007, 09:45 AM
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Hello all,

I have a very simple console application that takes no user input.

Currently, I have been able to use the Publish wizard to create a setup package. And I can successfully install and run the application on the client manually....the program works once it is launched.

However, the object that starts the application on the client has a file extension of .appref-ms.

Now, normally this would be fine, except that I have another application that needs to call the one I created and run it on a schedule. This external application does not recognize .appref-ms as a valid executable.

How does one go about creating a setup package that, once installed on the client, gives the client a .exe file to launch the application instead of the appref-ms ? Is this possible? I have done some searching and have tried various modifications to my publishing options, but I am going around in circles now. I havent found anything definitive.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-19-2007, 12:29 PM
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I think that when you do a "Publish" target you are building that project as a ClickOnce deployment. To get a true application installation, you need to use a setup project.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:31 PM
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Well I dont know how to bypass it in the setup, but i do know a little "Cheat"
1-Run the setup for your application
2-Go To Application Files
3-Find your App's folder
4-You will find a file that is called <your app's name>.exe.deploy
5-Remove the .deploy part, your app will run fine, albeit
with no custom icon though
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