09-09-2004, 09:54 AM
I have a very small app that I am Autorunning from a cd to install software, basically you click a button and it installs whatever you selected, but when I run it on different PC's I get errors about missing dll's. do I have to install the framework on every computer that I want to install this?? I don't want to have to use a setup program as this is a very small app with 3 buttons and would be over kill... should I just have the program copy over the dll's before it starts?? but what if it overights something?
Don't take my word for it as I'm not entirely sure, but I have looked around (web search and other) regarding that and it seems that you do have to have the .net framework to run vb.net applications. What I have done personally is give a link to where thy can get it from microsoft's website. Sorry I can't be of any more help but again I haven't found a better way.
P.S. If you do decide to go the microsoft route right now all they are offering is service pack two, that is, you can't download it by itself from microsoft update without getting SP2 (which slowed down my internet speed at least 50%). So what I did is give them a link to where you download the actual install file (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=9B3A2CA6-3647-4070-9F41-A333C6B9181D&displaylang=en)
09-10-2004, 10:57 PM
The link provided from by m has two requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP
You must install the .NET Framework Redistributable Package version 1.1 prior to installing the Microsoft .NET Framework SDK version 1.1.
So if you want a package that you can install by itself that is compatible with most 9x OS's then follow this link.
Sorry about that, I put the wrong link on, it's from my list of links and I just picked out that framework link. riemic got the right one.