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Visual Studio Tools for Office 2007: VSTO for Excel, Word, and Outlook by Eric Lippert, Eric Carter

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21. ClickOnce Deployment

Introduction

So you’ve built the ultimate Office application, and you’re ready to show it to the world. Now how do you deploy it? In previous versions of VSTO, deployment was fairly difficult and required an understanding of the rather complex .NET security policy. Fortunately, in Visual Studio 2008, deployment has been greatly simplified and is built on ClickOnce—the technology used to deploy Windows Forms applications. .NET security policy is no longer used to decide whether to run an add-in; instead, a simple inclusion list is used. Also, running a customization associated with a document when you go offline is much more robust in VSTO 2008 because customizations are stored in the ClickOnce cache instead of the Internet ...

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