Project Deployment is always a critical issue. Those following steps show how easily you can deploy your developed desktop projects. Setup and Deployment project for Desktop project can be of different types; Simple ones are Setup Project and Setup Wizard.
Here, I have chosen Setup Wizard type project to deploy the developed project.
Click Next to continue.
Choose setup type for windows application.
You can add image or text here file if you want.
Click Finish to create the Setup Project.
Select this newly created project, right click on it then click on properties to view the project properties. You can change Icon and title or other properties as marked in image.
Now, add the project you want to deploy as shown in image.
Add Project Output.
Select the project you want to deploy and click OK to continue.
Dependent DLLs or Dot Net Framework will added to Deployment Project.
Right Click on Deployment project and then select view. Clicking File System will bring you here. Now, you can create a folder in program menu and can add project output to it.
Click on User Interface to open the next window.
In User Interface, you can add dialog.
Here, I choose a Customer Informatiom Dialog to add in User Interface.
You can modify Customer Informatiom properties.
Last of all, you need to build your solution. Now, we have our setup file ready in project’s debug folder. However, this is a very simple kind of project deployment in Visual Studio 2008, more appropriately this one will just help to start.
A Rahim Khan