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Old 02-23-2009, 05:42 AM
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I'm using Vb2005 and I've completed a program that I'd like to deploy onto a few PCs. Up till now I've created a setup file that created a folder on the users pc and dumps all the required dlls and .ocx file.

I can't for the life of me figure out how to simply create an exe file like I could in VB6. I tried copying the folder that the setup file install onto another pc, but it didn't work. I also tried copying everything in the bin file onto another pc and that didn't work either. And yes I have searched on the internet, but I've yet to find any tutorials on how to successfully do what I want.

I would appreciate some help on doing this thanks....that is creating an executable file without all the extra dlls.

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I forgot to mention I don't want the msi install file which is what I'm getting. I simply want to be able to package all the required dlls and ocx file and get a standalone exe.

Please tell me this is possible...starting to have a horrible feeling from the results I'm getting on the web.
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I'm starting to feel like I ask impossible questions?

From what I've seen on the web the simple answer for my question is NO!!!! I wish I'd stayed with Vb6. At least then I could email my exes to people and they would work.
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Don't give up all hope I am checking a couple of things.
It seems to me I got this to work (with a few Gotchas).
But If I remember right there is a way, Let me look into it and I will get back to you.
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poppy -

Even with VB6 you were merely lucky that the appropriate components were already installed on the target systems.

The proper way to deploy an application IS to use an installer - this guarantees that all dependencies are properly installed and registered, etc.

Although there are methods that can "encapsulate" an entire .exe and required bits into a massive "single executable", I'm not sure if those will work with .Net.

Again, there isn't a real need for this - you can either email a .zip file with the entire installer package or make it available for download and merely email a link to your users.
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I'm trying my best not to give up here, but so far I still haven't found a solution. The even more frustrating part is when I copy my bin file unto another pc it refuses to work. My project only runs if I use the installer.
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