I've created a C# application that I want to deploy across multiple machines. Simple enough except for the fact that I need to make sure that .NET 3.5 is installed on the users machine, and if not, have it install silently. All the guides I found talked about how to create a distributable C# app installer but not how to install the .NET framework along with it.
Could anyone give me an Idea of how to do this? I was considering wrapping the whole program in a C++ block (since c# can't run without .NET installed) that, if the .NET framework wasn't installed, would direct them to the download site. I want to make this program as simple to use/install as possible however, and this would defeat that goal. The work involved wouldn't be worth it either if there is an easy way to build an installer package for .NET and my C# program.
Any help is greatly appreciated, Thanks.
- Moved byOmegaManMVPWednesday, July 15, 2009 4:54 PM (From:Visual C# General)