Chapter 5. Application and Data File Management

AS DISCUSSED IN EARLIER CHAPTERS, your ClickOnce application is treated as a single entity from a deployment and versioning perspective. However, Windows Forms applications are usually composed of a number of individual files. At a minimum you have the application executable. You may also have a configuration file that goes with it, any number of referenced dependent assemblies, and other resource files. The referenced assemblies may be ones that you built or they may be third-party control or component libraries. These files determine the application behavior when it runs, and they are called application files throughout this chapter. In addition, your application may include any number of additional ...

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