Good Day,

I would like to ask, i have already finished my project on VB.net and im now planning to deploy to.
How can i deploy this with .exe and DLL files only?

Your help is much appreciated.

Thank you,

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Last Post by deceptikon

Hi there! I personally use Install Shield to generate executable installers that can be deployed. Flexera has a version called Install Shield LE which is free for Visual Studio owners. You can sign up for an account to receive the download link at http://learn.flexerasoftware.com/content/IS-EVAL-InstallShield-Limited-Edition-Visual-Studio

This gets installed as a new project type in Visual Studio to which you attach you project. Install Shield has some pretty awesome features compared to Microsoft's stock, Click Once installer.

I hope this helps!


Flexera has a version called Install Shield LE which is free for Visual Studio owners.

I heard a lot of whining about InstallShield LE and thought they were overreacting until I tried to use it and immediately ran into limitations that jacked me up. For the most basic of installers it's fine, but anything more than that and you're required to buy the full version.

My personal preference is WiX, though the learning curve is significant. InnoSetup is another common one. Ultimately, nothing I've used beats the now defunct setup project that came with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier in terms of ease of use versus capabilities. It's a shame Microsoft decided to partner with Flexera and throw developers under the bus.

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