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    Deploying to Program files folder VB 2008 (vb express 2008)

    Have a couple of Apps written in vb express 2008.

    Reasonably straight forward and they work fine.
    BUT I now need to create a distribution cd for them.

    I am using the built in Publish option.
    I have worked out how to include data files ok and I can distribute the app, but it always installs to
    a folder which is like this one

    Cocuments and SettingsuserNameLocal SettingsApps2.0GWNX4W3K.ORBXM0RNGW2.H09appp...exe_ 433d9f95b4be8c9f_0001.0001_none_05975de7185d8d6a

    I'd like to install to a more standard C:Program FilesFolder of my choice

    Like I could with VB6 Deployment.

    So what can I do to configure the application Setup, or do I have to download a better deployment program,
    and if so anyone know what that is.

    Thanks
    Andrew

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    Re: Deploying to Program files folder VB 2008 (vb express 2008)

    I don't know whether there is anything special about deploying a .Net framework-based application. But you could check out Inno Setup. This thread has a little more info: Inno Setup Scripts (Any).

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    Re: Deploying to Program files folder VB 2008 (vb express 2008)

    I've just downloaded a copy so I'll see what it can do and post a report.
    Andrew

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    The ClickOnce installer supplied with the Express Versions will not let you change the installation path (so far as I've been able find out). This is no doubt a limitation set by MS to encourage you to upgrade to the full versions.

    Ciao!

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