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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework Kick Start by Ronnie Yates, Erik Rubin

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Using Visual Studio .NET to Package an Application

You can use Visual Studio .NET to create a CAB file for your application. This is definitely the quickest and easiest way to build a CAB file for your application. It is also the least flexible way to build a CAB file. Later in this chapter we will discuss a more flexible way to create a CAB file, but for now let's discuss CAB file generation with Visual Studio .NET.

Visual Studio .NET provides a simple UI-driven way to build a CAB for your application. You can simply select the Build CAB File option on the Build menu, which will build a CAB file in the <project_name>/cab/<build_type> directory, “<project name>” being the name of your project and “<build_type>” being either the debug or the release, ...

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