Hello everyone, first of all I posted this thread on vbforums.com and so far haven't had much luck getting solutions. If needed I can provide the exact link to the thread but here is what I'm trying to do:
I've been trying to find out how to compile a simple exe file in Visual Studio Express 2012 and haven't had much luck. I did mess around with the publishing and the one other computer I tested the published application on didn't work. Any time I would try to launch it on the other computer the program immediately stops responding before the form even loads. It does have the proper .NET framework installed, that isn't the issue.
This is the first time I'm trying to deploy/publish a VB program, it's nothing major, very small and as far as I know it has no dependent files other than an .xml file in the project directory.
First question is how do I properly compile the program so I can distribute to other people where all they'd have to do is run it through an executable file?
(I tried the setup that was in the folder to install the program and that didn't work either, program still stopped responding on the other computer. However I would prefer that the user doesn't have to deal with installing the program at all, just run it through the exe)
Second question is how can I include the xml file in the executable so the user only has 1 file? Is this possible?
Last question, how do I find out which files I need to include? The only thing my program does is read data from an xml file and output some data based on user input.
A list box is populated with data from the xml file and when a user selects an item from the list box more list boxes are populated with the appropriate data. It's not doing anything fancy at all. The xml file is read into the program as an XDocument using the full file path.
Thanks in advance for any help. Let me know if there's any other information you need.