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How to Create Installer (.cab) for web part?

, 30 Jun 2005
A sample project (Hello world webpart and installer project) and walk through for creating an installer for web part that will install the webpart on the share point portal site.
wpsamplehelloworld.zip
WpSampleHelloWorld
bin
Release
WpSampleHelloWorld.dll
HelloWorld.dwp
Helloworld.snk
Lplus.gif
minus.gif
plus.gif
r.gif
Rminus.gif
WpSampleHelloWorld.csproj.user
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller
Release
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.CAB
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.vdproj
Installer
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.CAB
using System.Reflection;
using System.Runtime.CompilerServices;

//
// General Information about an assembly is controlled through the following 
// set of attributes. Change these attribute values to modify the information
// associated with an assembly.
//
[assembly: AssemblyTitle("")]
[assembly: AssemblyDescription("")]
[assembly: AssemblyConfiguration("")]
[assembly: AssemblyCompany("")]
[assembly: AssemblyProduct("")]
[assembly: AssemblyCopyright("")]
[assembly: AssemblyTrademark("")]
[assembly: AssemblyCulture("")]		

//
// Version information for an assembly consists of the following four values:
//
//      Major Version
//      Minor Version 
//      Build Number
//      Revision
//
// You can specify all the values or you can default the Revision and Build Numbers 
// by using the '*' as shown below:

[assembly: AssemblyVersion("1.0.0.0")]

//
// In order to sign your assembly you must specify a key to use. Refer to the 
// Microsoft .NET Framework documentation for more information on assembly signing.
//
// Use the attributes below to control which key is used for signing. 
//
// Notes: 
//   (*) If no key is specified, the assembly is not signed.
//   (*) KeyName refers to a key that has been installed in the Crypto Service
//       Provider (CSP) on your machine. KeyFile refers to a file which contains
//       a key.
//   (*) If the KeyFile and the KeyName values are both specified, the 
//       following processing occurs:
//       (1) If the KeyName can be found in the CSP, that key is used.
//       (2) If the KeyName does not exist and the KeyFile does exist, the key 
//           in the KeyFile is installed into the CSP and used.
//   (*) In order to create a KeyFile, you can use the sn.exe (Strong Name) utility.
//        When specifying the KeyFile, the location of the KeyFile should be
//        relative to the "project output directory". The location of the project output
//        directory is dependent on whether you are working with a local or web project.
//        For local projects, the project output directory is defined as
//       <Project Directory>\obj\<Configuration>. For example, if your KeyFile is
//       located in the project directory, you would specify the AssemblyKeyFile 
//       attribute as [assembly: AssemblyKeyFile("..\\..\\mykey.snk")]
//        For web projects, the project output directory is defined as
//       %HOMEPATH%\VSWebCache\<Machine Name>\<Project Directory>\obj\<Configuration>.
//   (*) Delay Signing is an advanced option - see the Microsoft .NET Framework
//       documentation for more information on this.
//
[assembly: AssemblyDelaySign(false)]
[assembly: AssemblyKeyFile("..\\..\\Helloworld.snk")]
[assembly: AssemblyKeyName("")]


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