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Visual Basic .NET Deployment Techniques Mini-Guide

You've squashed the last known bug in your Visual Basic .NET application and are all set for deployment. Your troubles are over, right? Sorry, but deploying an application can sometimes be just as problematic as the development and debugging phases. Luckily, Microsoft has created these seven video tutorials to help you meet and beat the deployment challenge.

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  Lesson 1  Deploying the Framework
Duration: 6 minutes, 50 seconds
"This video shows some of the ways that you can deploy the .NET Framework. You will also be introduced to the Deploying .NET Applications Lifecycle Guide that covers all aspects of deploying .NET Framework and applications."

 
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  Lesson 2  Internet Deployment
Duration: 8 minutes, 19 seconds
"This video shows you how to use Visual Basic .NET to build a WinForms application that is then deployed to a Web server. Using Internet Explorer, a user can click a link to download the application from the Web server and run it locally."

 
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  Lesson 3  Share Deployment
Duration: 4 minutes, 10 seconds
"This video shows you how to deploy a WinForms application to a network share and then run it from that share. No installation is required on the user's machine."

 
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  Lesson 4  Side-By-Side Apps
Duration: 4 minutes, 42 seconds
"The .NET Framework enables you to run multiple versions of the same application (and any components that it needs) simultaneously without any conflicts. This video shows how you can run two versions of the same Visual Basic .NET application side-by-side."

 
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  Lesson 5  File Copy Deployment
Duration: 2 minutes, 36 seconds
"The ability to deploy a .NET application using simple file copy methods is a result of the self-describing nature of .NET components. This video shows you how to deploy a WinForms application using file copy."

 
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  Lesson 6  Load From URL
Duration: 8 minutes, 2 seconds
"With Visual Basic .NET, you can build applications that automatically keep themselves, and their components, up to date. This video shows how to load assemblies from the Internet."

 
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  Lesson 7  Setup Projects
Duration: 5 minutes, 59 seconds
"This video shows how to deploy WinForms applications using Visual Studio .NET Setup Projects, which integrate Windows Installer technology with the IDE, making it easy to build MSI files for .NET applications."

 
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   ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brent Sheets is a former Senior Editor at TechTarget and a frequent contributor to SearchVB.com. He founded and managed the popular Visual Basic Web Directory website until it was acquired by TechTarget in 2000 and relaunched as SearchVB.com. Brent offers tips and tweaks about Apple technology at Mactoids.com.

This was first published in August 2006

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