Tuesday, September 4, 2012

building software application

Tutorial on how to create complete installer for windows. In this tutorial, it will show on how to include .net framework 3.5(for window XP)
required software: visual studio 2008
1. Add new project. choose "other project types", "setup and deployment", "setup project".

2. add all exe and dll file into application folder
3. from .exe file, right click, "create shortcut to xxx.exe . cut this shortcut to user's desktop and user's programs menu
4.right click on  project, click properties.
5. Click on "Prerequisites". Choose Crystal report basics for visual studio 2008(x86,x64) and "microsoft visual studio 2008 report viewer". Choose Download prerequisites from the same location as my application. Click ok.

6. At last, click build. Done.