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I really don't know how to make a bootstrap. where to write or how to use it.

I just read that I need to make one so that the MySQL Connector be installed automatically to the target PC where my application be installed.

I got the idea here:
How can I make MySQL a prerequisite of my VB.NET app's installation?[^]

Please help me with this.

Or other solutions regarding the automatic installation of MySQL Connector.

The client wants a simple installation w/o any other interring installation requirements.

Thanks a lot.
Posted 16-Jul-12 20:00pm
Edited 16-Jul-12 20:17pm
barneyman at 17-Jul-12 2:26am
I *think* that url is talking about generating prerequesites the Visual Studio setup and deployment project can see - so you'd have to create one of those to get to use that prerequisite

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Solution 1

You don't want a "bootstrap" - that is a different thing altogether.

You want a "setup" or "deployment" application.

Visual studio has these built in: try adding a new project to your solution, and select "Other project types...Setup and Deployment" as the project type rather than "Other languages...Visual basic".
bnvelarde at 17-Jul-12 4:56am
yeah, but the thing is I am only using an Express edition of :(
OriginalGriff at 17-Jul-12 4:59am
Then you need to either buy a "proper" copy with setup and deployment, or find an appropriate installer on the internet. I can't help you with that - I don't use the express versions as I have the Pro version.
bnvelarde at 17-Jul-12 6:13am
does the Pro version trial have that 'setup and deployment' thing?
OriginalGriff at 17-Jul-12 6:25am
Again - I don't know. I thought the trial versions were the Express version?
bnvelarde at 17-Jul-12 7:38am
thanks for the time ..

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