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    How to generate .Exe or SETUP file in 2008

    i am using visual studio 2008. how to generate .Exe OR SETUP file in simple project.
  • #765642
    When you compile/run your windows application your project t will create an exe in bin\debug folder, With the help of setup and deployment project you can be able to create a setup file for an exe. follow below steps
    1. Right-click on Solution Explorer root and select "Add" > "New project".
    2. In the add new project dialog box select "Setup and Deployment" from other project types and then select Setup Project.
    3. In the setup project file system editor window, right-click on the Application folder then select "Add" > "Project Output".
    4. Now select primary output from the next dialog box and click on OK.
    5. Right-click on the user's Desktop and create a shortcut to primary output in the application folder.
    6. Similarly add a shortcut in the user's Program Menu.
    7. Build the project by right-clicking on the setup project name and run the setup.
    8. ClickOnce deployment allows you to publish Windows-based applications to a Web server or network file share for simplified installation
    see below link for more detail

    Editor, DotNetSpider MVM
    Microsoft MVP 2014 [ASP.NET/IIS]

  • #765648
    1. You have to and the new project of type "Setup and Deployment"
    2. In the setup project you can find "file system editor window".
    3. In Application folder add the "Project Output" and select the primary output as your project which you want to build
    4. You can setup all the other properties like shortcut, which is the default location to be install etc..
    5. Now you can build the solution you will get the msi/exe

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