Creating a Custom Setup Program

Visual Basic .NET includes a new tool that generates installation programs for .NET projects. In the past, you used the Visual Basic Setup Wizard to accomplish this task, and often you had to hack script files to get your custom setup program to do exactly what you needed it to do. There are no more text files to hack, but there are a lot of things you can do with the new interface. Unfortunately, this particular tool is probably one of the least intuitive so far, and getting the most of it requires some patience. In this section, I’ll show you the ins and outs of this tool so that you can create setup programs that effectively install your applications using a wizard interface to which users have become accustomed. ...

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