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MonoDroid (Part 1): Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 23  |  Today: 0Author: rudigrobler      Rating:  
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Since the last couple of days, I have been playing with Android devices and started looking into development options. I personally do not like Java development, so what’s left? Introducing MonoDroid:

“MonoDroid is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications.”...

Install Windows Service using Custom Actions  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 15  |  Today: 0Author: lata07mahi      Rating:  
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Windows Services can be installed using the Microsoft Installer (MSI) by adding custom actions. This tutorial gives step-by-step details on how to add custom actions to install user services silently. It then modifies the registry entries for the installed services and user account based on user input.

Windows NT resource kit provides two utilities, srvany.exe and instsrv.exe which can be used to allow any Windows application to run as a Windows Service, as well as install and remove any ...

Walkthrough: Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 20  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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This walkthrough demonstrates how to create a Web application that can be redirected to target a different XML Web service by using the URL Behavior property, an Installer class, and a Web Setup project. This is useful when you need to target an XML Web service locally during development and want to use a production version of the XML Web service when your application is deployed....

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Pre-Compile an Assembly During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 12  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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1. On the File menu, choose New, Project.
2. In the New Project dialog box, select Visual Basic Projects in the Project Type pane, and then choose Class Library in the Templates pane. In the Name box, type InstallClass.
3. Click OK to close the dialog box.
4. On the Project menu, choose Add New Item.
5. In the Add New Item dialog box, choose Installer Class. In the Name box, type InstallClass.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box....

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Create a Database During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 25  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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1. On the File menu, point to New,and then choose Project.
2. In the New Project dialog box, select Visual Basic Projects in the Project Type pane, and then choose Class Library in the Templates pane. In the Name box, type DBCustomAction.
3. Click OK to close the dialog box.
4. On the Project menu, choose Add New Item.
5. In the Add New Item dialog box, choose Installer Class. In the Name box, type DBCustomAction.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box....

Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 24  |  Today: 0Author: Steve Hoag      Rating:  
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When developing applications that target XML Web services, you will most often target XML Web services that are already installed on a Web server. Although this is the norm, there will also be cases where you want to target a different XML Web service when the production version of your application is deployed. For example, you may have targeted a test version of an XML Web service on your development server, but the finished application needs to target an installed version of the XML Web servic...

Asynchronous Setup Grid     
Total Hits: 63  |  Today: 0Author: BabakAnsari      Rating:  
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If there is a need for a setup component that can read an XML setting file (SetupScripts.xml) and run methods or scripts defined in it asynchronously, then this Setup Grid component is what you are looking for. To use this component, the methods in an assembly, a batch file, or a path to a T-SQL file can be defined in SetupScripts.xml and we can call StartSetup() to execute them asynchronously. That means, when the setup is in progress, other operations are not suspended....

How to Install VSCMDShell in Visual Studio 2005     
Total Hits: 84  |  Today: 0Author: harryteck      Rating:  
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In my ambition to use this tool, I wanted to share the necessary steps I took to install the Visual Studio 2005 command line tool add-in created by Josh Ledgard from Microsoft. This tool is one of many that helps developers do their job from one workspace, namely Visual Studio. The download comes with both 2003 and 2005 command-line projects, but this article addresses only 2005. Hopefully your install goes well with the steps I offer in my article....

Add an uninstall start menu item to your .NET deployment project     
Total Hits: 85  |  Today: 0Author: mjmeans      Rating:  
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It's super easy to add this to your deployment project.

1. Select your deployment project and go to the file system editor, user programs menu.
2. Add an additional shortcut to your primary output project and name it Uninstall Application.
3. Set the Arguments property to /u=[ProductCode].
4. Add the following code to your project's Main() sub or startup form's New() sub just before the call to InitializeComponent()....

Easy Installer     
Total Hits: 60  |  Today: 0Author: Abu Mami      Rating:  
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I needed a simple install program for a Shareware/Fairware program of mine, but I just couldn't find anything suitable for my needs. I wanted a reasonably automatic creation of an installation executable, but I didn't want to spend hours learning scripts or complicated setups. After a protracted search, I found a couple of nice programs that created SFX files (self extracting executables), but I either had trouble compiling them, or they just didn't behave the way that I wanted....

Deploying the .NET Framework and MDAC     
Total Hits: 117  |  Today: 0Author: Dwight Johnson      Rating:  
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I had never before attempted to create a deployment project in Visual Studio. So, of course, the first time I was asked to do so, I also had to deploy the .Net Framework and MDAC as well! Why should my life be easy? Everyone has used Windows Installer at one time or another; it is how almost all Windows-based programs are installed today. You have used it if you ever added or removed a program in the "Add/Remove Programs" section of Control Panel. If you double-click on a file with the extension...

An Advanced Windows Hotfix Manager     
Total Hits: 81  |  Today: 0Author: Michael Dunn      Rating:  
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In September, 2001, Microsoft released a tool called Hfnetchk that checks NT 4, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems and generates a report of which hotfixes need to be installed. While this is a great idea, the tool is a console-mode program and only prints out a list of Knowledge Base article numbers; it doesn't list URLs or take you to the Knowledge Base articles about the hotfixes....

An Intelligent .NET Multilanguage Installer     
Total Hits: 70  |  Today: 0Author: Elmue      Rating:  
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This project is based on my Cabinet Library CabLib which is also published with source code on The Code Project.

The original purpose was to create an Installer or Setup which installs an ASPX server consisting of 3000 files. But obviously you can use this Installer to install any software package.

The installation files consist of only a tiny EXE file (the installer) and a CAB file which contains all files of the software package....

Launching Your Application After Install using Visual Studio 2005     
Total Hits: 76  |  Today: 0Author: Bill Daugherty II      Rating:  
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Creating an install MSI file is rather simple; however there is very little documentation about it, or it's choppy and sometimes too wordy. Well, the point of this article is to show you how to create the installer application, and how to make it launch your application after it has finished installing....

A ServiceInstaller Extension That Enables Recovery and Autostart Configuration     
Total Hits: 71  |  Today: 0Author: Neil Baliga      Rating:  
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I'd like to begin by providing a brief background of services and their capabilities to put the forthcoming solution into context. Windows services are a feature of NT operating systems such as NT 4, Windows 2000 and XP. Services are not available on legacy "desktop" operating systems such as Windows 95, 98, and the short lived Me. They are analogous to the daemon processes that run on UNIX servers and workstations....

A Self-extracting Installer     
Total Hits: 57  |  Today: 0Author: Stefan Kuhr      Rating:  
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I recently ran into a problem where I required a self-extracting installer that would allow customers to download one single huge file in order for them to choose from a variety of setups or associated documents, like readme files or release notes. Consider a company that ships a product suite that is made up of different components like a server installation, a client installation, an administrative installation, and a command line tools installation. If each of those components has a separate ...

Installing .NET Framework 2.0 Applications with InstallShield     
Total Hits: 82  |  Today: 0Author: Will Stott      Rating:  
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This article describes my attempts at deploying a .NET Framework 2.0 application using InstallShield X. I'm not really happy with the outcome, but hopefully it will help someone understand the issues and perhaps pave the way for something better....

Uninstall a Previous Application Installation When Upgrading an Application with Setups Created in VS.NET - Part 2     
Total Hits: 87  |  Today: 0Author: rwestgraham      Rating:  
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This is the second part of a two part article. This article assumes you have read and understood the techniques and concepts described in Part 1. In the previous article you saw how properly defining an UpgradeCode could be used to upgrade an existing application while preserving legacy files if needed. We also saw in the previous article that an upgrade does not work if you change the per-machine or per-user level between setups. We will look at one of several possible solutions to this potenti...

Install a Service using a Script     
Total Hits: 79  |  Today: 0Author: gtamir      Rating:  
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Many believe that an MSI install file is the only way to install a Windows service. In truth, using an MSI is only one of several ways to install a Windows service. This article will explain how to perform a scripted install of a Windows service. In addition to explaining how to install a service using a script, this article will also explain how to install multiple instances of the same assembly as multiple Windows services....

A Setup and Deployment project that passes parameters to the configuration file     
Total Hits: 93  |  Today: 0Author: Adi Eduard      Rating:  
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I am a struggling young software developer, and I often find myself surfing the web in search of various solutions for various problems, and CodeProject seems to be there for me most of the times. This time I encountered another problem: I wanted to create a setup and deployment project which passes arguments during installation time from the user to the configuration file of my application. It took me a while but I managed to find a way to make it work....



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