Deploying Applications Effortlessly Using Zero-Install Application Deployment

One of the new capabilities introduced by the .NET Framework to ease the deployment of assemblies (assemblies can be graphical applications and/or just a set of components) is the notion of having a zero-install mechanism for deploying them to users' desktops. For instance, consider a simple GUI application (code shown in Listing 14.1). Once compiled, the application can be executed by running ”HelloApp.exe “ on the local machine. To run this application on another computer (which has the .NET Framework 1.1 Redistributable), simply copy the executable and any other DLLs associated with it into a directory on the new workstation, and you should be able to run it without ...

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