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Old 11-07-2007, 07:52 PM
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I was curious about this alternative installer technology, but I'm losing interest fast. It looks as worthless for .Net as anything else if these are true:

Painful:
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ClickOnce applications must be signed with an Authenticode Digital Certificate.
.. but ok, I guess.


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Certificates can be purchased from a number of Microsoft certified vendors for roughly $100-200 for a single year. After the year is over you must apply for a renewal of the certificate; however, this certificate has a new key. With a new key, the application will then not recognize the publisher and updates can no longer be sent to users. The application then has to be reinstalled with the new key.
ClickOnce

Is it really this bad?
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If I were to make a "commercial" program/app I would use another install maker.. Clickteam Pro seems to be good.. and no annual fees.
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I stopped using vb.net 2005 express since I found out about the limitations of ClickOnce. My issues were that it doesn't handle old activeX controls with an installation.

It was pointed out that one shouldn't gripe about a free product and I guess that is a fair statement, however, outside of buying the full version of VB.NET 2005 (Or is it 2008 now?) I am at a loss as to what installation product to purchase.

I was comfortable with VB6 PD so I've never explored other products.

Change is uncomfortable ain't it?

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The full VS 2005 won't even help you.

It doesn't "know about" the changes that were made in VB6 SP6 and WinXP SP2 SxS to support VB controls reg-free, and produces useless manifests.

VS 2008 (including VB.Net 2008 Express?) may have smartened up, I don't know. I'm too busy trying to get my next alpha release of a reg-free packager for VB6 programs out the door!

Don't you hate dealing with UI issues and making Help and documentation?
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Don't you hate dealing with UI issues and making Help and documentation?
Absolutely. Although Practice doing help and docs makes it easier.

My Favorite tool is MS Word. When I deem the help version acceptable I save the document off as HTML on the company network and then just use the Web browser control as the interface. Of course I am spoiled in that I don't normally write apps for public consumption.

I have a love/hate relationship with UI's. (Or maybe the problem is with end users )
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