Setup For Window Forms Application and Websites.


This article enables you to build a setup for your Windows Forms applications and for your web sites.

Step 1

First of all, create a web site or Windows Forms application.
Step 2

Next add a setup project by clicking on File -> Add -> New Project.

Step 3

Select here Setup and Deployment in the left side bar in project types.

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Here you will see three options as in the following:

1. Application Folder
2. User Desktop
3. User Program Menu

Step 4

From the preceding three options it is our choice to copy our files during the installation process. Let us select User Desktop. Then right-click on it and select Add -> Project output.


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Step 5

After clicking on Project Output, a new window will open. Here select the options you want to include in your setup and then click on OK.


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Step 6

After clicking on OK, rebuild the setup from the Build option in the Menu bar; see:


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Step 7

After this, right-click on the setup project in Solution Explorer and click on the Install menu item.


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Finally the setup process will start.


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Step 8

After copmpleting the installation go to the Desktop; there you will find all the files which you have included in your setup.