Chapter 1. Introduction to ClickOnce

IT HAS NEVER been easier to build rich, interactive, stateful applications than it is today with Windows Forms and the .NET Framework 2.0. With the combination of the Windows Forms features and controls and the Visual Studio 2005 design and coding capabilities, you can build rich client applications quicker and better than ever before. However, it doesn’t matter how easy it is to build an application if you fail to get it into your users’ hands. Ask almost any software architect or software project manager what phase of the development lifecycle causes them the most headaches, and you are likely to get “deployment” as the answer from a large percentage of them. The cost and effort involved in successfully ...

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