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Smart Client Deployment with ClickOnce: Deploying Windows Forms Applications with ClickOnce by Brian Noyes

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Chapter 7. Prerequisite Deployment with the Bootstrapper

CLICKONCE IS A LIGHTWEIGHT DEPLOYMENT mechanism for getting rich user interface applications running on the client machine. As discussed in earlier chapters, by design ClickOnce limits your ability to perform any custom installation steps. The intent of this limitation is to provide a trustworthy deployment mechanism that lets administrators be confident that other user data or applications will not be corrupted just through the act of deployment. To deploy your applications as easily as possible with ClickOnce, you should try to minimize the requirements your application has for the client machine as much as possible. This means that to the extent possible, your ClickOnce deployed application ...

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