Steps to Create Setup and Deployment Project in Dot Net VS 2008

Posted: September 23, 2011 in Aspx.NET Posts, Java Posts, JavaScript Posts, Random Posts
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Step 1
Create your own windows application. Create a new Windows application project in C# and named it as Sample.

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Step 2

Design your own application. Here we have a simple login form for example.

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Step 3
After completing the design and coding, build the solution of the project in release mode.

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Step 4
Check the Release folder for the file “ProjectName.exe”. Here in this example we have the project name as sample so we can find a file with the name Sample.exe. Double click the executable file and check the example.

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Step 5
Create a Deployment Project. Select the “Other Project Types” -> “Setup and Deployment” -> “Setup project”. Here we have the setup project for example as “SampleSetup”.

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Step 6
Add the Sample.exe project application file inside the “Application Folder”.

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Step 7

To make a shortcut for the project right click “File System on Target Machine” and create shortcut of the application. Here in this example the project shortcut is created in program files folder.

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Step 8
Create the shortcut of the application.

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Step 9
Rename the shortcut of the application.

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Step 10
Move the Shortcut file to specified target. Note if you need another shortcut for some other target also create use same steps.

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Step 11
Now build the solution in release mode.

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Step 12
The setup file created in release folder of the project specified path.

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Step 13
Run the setup, step the path to extract.

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Step 14
The SampleSetup project is extracted and shortcuts are created. Now run your application.

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