Installing Applications

Once you have built your application, you must install it on the computer on which it is to run. Of course, “installing an application” can mean different things to different applications. In general, you can use any of three different techniques for installing your application:

  • Copying files to the computer

  • Downloading files to the computer

  • Traditional installation programs that install files on to the computer

In some cases, an application may take advantage of more than one technique.

Copying Files to the Computer

Simple applications can be installed by copying the application files to the computer and running the application. Applications that use no external assemblies or only private assemblies are examples of such ...

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