Publishing an .exe app using

  • 12 years ago


    I am new to the forum so please forgive me if this seems a stupid question...I have created an app in and created the .exe file of the app...however I have a question.

     Q.  In VB6 when you used the deployment wizard to create a .exe file you were given the option to decide where the user could install there application, does have a similar feature?

    I have looked in the Project --> and the Name of Application you have this section you have the Application, Compile, Debug, References, Resources, Settings, Signing, Security, and Publish options. 

    Can anybody suggest how I can give the user the option to install the software in a directory where they want it? Rather than hard coding the directory into the some of the users will have there own directories where thery want it installing. 

    Any help would be appreciated.


    Paul. Smiley Face

  • 12 years ago

    Only note: Using Application.StartupPath() can substitute some installations.

  • 12 years ago

    It sounds like you want to create an MSI which will enable the user to install your application in a user specified location. Take a look at the following link on Setup and Deployment Projects and see if it helps.


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