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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Introducing ClickOnce Deployments

ClickOnce was created to try to match the low-deployment factor of web applications. With web applications, users can merely open a browser and click a link to access functionality. In a similar fashion, with ClickOnce, you can publish a set of binaries to a web server or file share, and users can simply click a link to the ClickOnce package to have the application installed onto their machine. The ClickOnce technology is available for Windows Presentation Foundation applications, Windows Forms applications, and .NET console applications.

You can use three methods to deploy any of these flavors of applications using ClickOnce:

Web/Share deployment—In this model, your application executables or DLLs are first ...

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