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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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Deploying Your Application

In Visual Studio, beginning with release 6, a special wizard walks you through the creation of a Windows-based installation for your application. Although you may not have a Visual Studio–based product now, and although you may use a different vendor's in the future, you can learn a lot about such products by following the process described here.

Visual Studio's Package and Deployment Wizard does the following:

  • Compiles the application and compresses the files.

  • Creates a setup program that your users can use to install the application.

  • Determines the best fit for installation floppy disks, creates the numerous setup disks, and splits files across multiple floppy disks for extra large files. The Package and Deployment ...

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