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I developed a vb.net application and now i want to deploy it in client's machine but when i used installation shield for creating setup it doesn't includes files required by the rdlc report . so pleasse help me in deploying my project .
i am using vs 2012 .
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Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Apr-15 11:35am    
This is ridiculous. You need to use a decent setup tool, not InstallShield.
—SA
yash00121 27-Apr-15 12:53pm    
i tried inno setup but not able to include the report viewer files .
how can i attach those files which are necessary for rdlc report?

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These days, I strongly recommend the only legitimate and really good setup tool, first Microsoft Open-Source project: WiX Toolset:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WiX[^],
http://wixtoolset.org/[^].

Not only it is open-source, this is the project fully compliant with MSBuild project standard. It's generally very good and and provides good Visual Studio integration.

—SA
 
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Sascha Lefèvre 27-Apr-15 11:50am    
Sergey, did you take a look at WiX# ?

https://wixsharp.codeplex.com/
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/31407/Wix-WixSharp-managed-interface-for-WiX
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/804584/Wixsharp-WixSharp-UI-Extensions

I haven't yet myself but I'm considering to evaluate it for future projects.
/Sascha
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Apr-15 13:25pm    
Sounds intriguing; especially if it can help writing custom steps in a WiX-specific way... using .NET. Thank you, I'll check it out soon.
Thank you so much for the links.
—SA
yash00121 27-Apr-15 12:54pm    
how can i attach those files which are necessary for rdlc report?
Sergey Alexandrovich Kryukov 27-Apr-15 13:24pm    
WiX provide simple and unified method to explicitly include all you need. Don't compare with the trash you've used before; there is little in common. You can automatically pick up all files from output directory of referenced projects (you can use MSBuild and VS integration and use any project properties), you can explicitly list all files you need, relative to WiX project location, and so on.
—SA
yash00121 27-Apr-15 13:44pm    
please provide me a link for step by step tutorial .
thanks for quick replies

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