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I have created a project of shop management>Project folder is E:shopmanagement and database is in E:database\shop.mdf .How can I create a setup of this project.When I created setup of it.Database error was shown how to create a setup along with the database.

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Updated 5-May-11 1:35am


1. Keep that database file within the project creating folder App_Data.
2. Declare the connection string into app.config file and use this connection string to connect with database.
3. Now create the setup project it will not give any error and will run fine.

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Look at the answers given for the similar question asked here[^].
Various article links are present in it that will help you achieve the same.

Have a look at these too:
Creating setup With support for database creation Using VS.NET[^]
Create database during installation of a .NET application [^]
Deploy your Application and Database[^]
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If problem only in DB you can use solution 1. I have solved similar situation by creating hand made installer from scratch (winforms) but in my case I was need to deploy web app, install it on ISS, deploy DB, deploy 2 scheduled app, change config files, etc specific tasks. There is no need of this in current case.
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