Does Visual Basic.NET provide a better package and deploy setup feature?
I have not experimented with any package and deployment tools in VB.NET. However, with the new "private assembly" capability, it may be that the only tool you need is the DOS xcopy command. Private assemblies are components (typically DLLs) that reside within the application directory or a sub directory. Unlike COM DLLs, you do not need to register private assemblies. Therefore, to deploy an application all you have to do is copy the directory structure.
In general, the whole component versioning and registration mechanisms have changed for the better. To paraphrase a recent president "The era of DLL Hell is officially over". This alone makes the task of any package and deployment utility far less complicated, which will result in higher quality deployment tools.
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