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Professional C# 2012 and .NET 4.5 by Morgan Skinner, Karli Watson, Jay Glynn, Bill Evjen, Christian Nagel

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Chapter 18

Deployment

What’s in this Chapter?

  • Deployment requirements
  • Deployment scenarios
  • Deployment using ClickOnce
  • Deployment of web applications
  • Windows 8 app deployment

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at http://www.wrox.com/remtitle.cgi?isbn=1118314425 on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is found in the following examples:

  • WPFSampleApp
  • WebSampleApp
  • Win8SplitApp
  • Win8PackageSample

DEPLOYMENT AS PART OF THE APPLICATION LIFE CYCLE

The development process does not end when the source code is compiled and the testing is complete. At that stage, the job of getting the application into the user’s hands begins. Whether it’s an ASP.NET application, a WPF client application, or an application built for Windows 8, the software must be deployed to a target environment.

Deployment should be considered very early in the design of the application, as this can influence the technology to be used for the application itself.

The .NET Framework has made deployment much easier than it was in the past. The pains of registering COM components and writing new hives to the registry have been eliminated.

This chapter looks at the options that are available for application deployment, both from an ASP.NET perspective and from the rich client perspective including Windows 8 Apps.

PLANNING FOR DEPLOYMENT

Often, deployment is an afterthought in the development process that can lead to nasty, if not costly, surprises. To ...

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