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How to create a setup of a window application in VS 2012 , i m using C#.
Posted 24-Oct-12 8:48am
Wartickler 24-Oct-12 15:04pm
Are you asking how to set up a new project in Visual Studio 2012 for a Windows application? Or, are you asking for how to package the Windows application in a setup file?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 24-Oct-12 15:47pm
Correct question. (Answered by OP below.)
footballpardeep 24-Oct-12 15:08pm
Earlier, in VS2010 i was able to create setup for a window application ,But in VS12 i don't found that option(setup project).
joshrduncan2012 24-Oct-12 15:29pm
You have to use ClickOnce applications or InstallShield. Are you familiar with either of those?
joshrduncan2012 24-Oct-12 15:31pm
If you desire InstallShield, it requires a separate download that you have to acquire from InstallShield's website to integrate with Visual Studio 2012. ClickOnce is right clicking on the project name and clicking Properties. There you will have to go through all of the prompts and publish that program when you are satisfied with the prerequisites.
footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 13:16pm
Thanks, i tried clickOnce that was also easy, Can u tell something about installshield,
footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 15:10pm
My frnd downloaded installshield, it's a trai of 4 days, and the key to activate it , is not working.

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Solution 1

Get the DOS command line (Either run in start menu or Command Prompt) and run IExpress. Its a simple setup creator with options for license show & accept before install, various commandline options.

I use it effectively.

I use it with XP, haven't checked if its still there in Win7.

footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 13:06pm
Thanks,It seems to be good,i just try, but i don't know how to use it.
BBBwex 25-Oct-12 13:15pm
its fairly straight forward, For the bit of software I have I just a standard EULA I found on the net, with notepad filled in my name and app name. Play around with it a bit and you get the hang of it... Same as you now I had to learn it for myself.. I'm sure you can get help if needed when you google IExpress
footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 13:19pm
yes, i am googling.., if i found , i will tell you.
footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 15:09pm
i think,it's something self extracting, it will not be usable like setup,i think,like setting icons for application, or setting prequites,customizing setup window by images etc.
BBBwex 25-Oct-12 15:15pm
No, Like I said its a simple command line setup packager. If you need extensive istallation info u need to get something else, your original post was a bit vague in this regard.

Good luck
footballpardeep 25-Oct-12 15:17pm
may be, anyway thanks,for telling me one new thing.

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