Chapter 6. Completing and Distributing Your Application

You’ve written your application, tested it, and debugged it, and now you’re ready to add the finishing touches to it and distribute it as a completed application to your user base.

This chapter explains how to create an installation package you can deliver to your users, describes different techniques for deploying applications to devices, and explains how to store shared assemblies in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC).

Choosing Project Settings

Settings you make in your Visual Studio .NET project affect the files that deploy to the target device, the directory where the application deploys, and the icon that displays in File Explorer.

Using the File Build Action Property

In a Visual Studio .NET ...

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