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The reason you're in this position is because you don't understand how Windows Installer works. So you're going to have to learn this no matter what.

QBTeKcom wrote:
So if a lot of work must be done why not just do it with the VS.Net Deploy and
Setup project, etc. instead of learning another component.


Because you have no choice. The Deployment and Setup project no longer exists in Visual Studio 11 and it's capabilities are very limited to begin with. You have to use a 3rd party tool, such as InstallShield LE, or InnoSetup, or AdvancedInstaller, ...

Either way, you're looking at a bunch of work to DO IT CORRECTLY IN THE FIRST PLACE!


QBTeKcom wrote:
We if have a vb.project that has 30 screens with code behind and another 40 or
so modules it is a bit tough to know what to do.


The number of forms you have in your application has no bearing on the installer at all. The complicated part comes in when you start referencing external components and libraries. You have to KNOW what you're referencing, how they works and what their installation requirements are.

Coming up with an installer is not just a "OK my app is done now throw an installer together" process. Installers are another program you write SIDE-BY-SIDE with your application so that the installer knows what your app is using and how to correctly install every file, in every component, in every feature, what merge modules are, why they exist and how to use them, ...


QBTeKcom wrote:
I don't think that renaming DLLs will work.


No, it won't.


QBTeKcom wrote:
This has been causing us nightmares and we are ready to bit the bullet if we
knew where the bullet was.


You're writing application in the dark. You have no idea how the components in your app fit together nor how external libraries work, how they are registered or why, and how your installer has to handle these things. If you don't know these things, you can't just throw files anywhere you like and expect everything to work fine.

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