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Professional C# 5.0 and .NET 4.5.1 by Morgan Skinner, Jay Glynn, Christian Nagel

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Chapter 18Deployment

WHAT’S IN THIS CHAPTER?

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

WROX.COM CODE DOWNLOADS FOR THIS CHAPTER

The wrox.com code downloads for this chapter are found at www.wrox.com/go/procsharp on the Download Code tab. The code for this chapter is found in the following examples:

  • WPFSampleApp
  • WebSampleApp
  • WinStoreSplitApp
  • Win81PackageSample

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 a Windows Store app, 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 avoid grief in deployment ...

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