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    Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Hi all

    I have published a vb.net application and installed it on my PC.
    When I try to locate the installed application, I dont find the location where its been installed.

    How to install a publish application on a specified location in C:\Program Files\Project\ ?

    Thanks for all the previous and future help from the forum.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    You can't. When you publish a project in VS you are using ClickOnce. ClickOnce applications are installed to the ClickOnce cache, so that ClickOnce can manage them. The app can be found but it is an obsure location that isn't intended to be accessed directly.

    Why do you feel that you need to know/set the location? If it's just because you think it would be nice then just forget it and go with the flow. If there is a genuine reason then you simply can't use ClickOnce. If you have a full edition of VS then you can create a Setup project to create a Windows Installer package. If you're using VB Express then you'd have to either use XCOPY, i.e. manual installation, or else use a third-party tool to create an MSI or other installer.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Thanks for the reply.

    I need to know the location as we are planning to use the application for off-shore team through a server.

    I'm using a trial version and i'm not able to find the setup project in the solution explorer.

    Kindly help me to find a solution to this case.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Are you using VS or VB Express?

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    I'm using Visual Studio 2008.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Then the Setup Project is in the Add New Project dialogue. Keep looking. There aren't that many to choose from.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Which dialogue are you refering to?
    When we right click on the project from the solution explore, there is no add new project as such.
    There is add new code, class,etc...

    If thats no the place to look for, kindly let me know where to look.

    Thanks

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    Go to Tools->Options in VS and select the Projects and Solutions settings and check the "Always Show Solution" checkbox.

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    Re: Setting the Installation Location of a published application

    You need to add a NEW PROJECT to the solution... not add a new item to the project.
    Then from the Project type dialog, select Installation Project.

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