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    VB 2005 EXE Only Deployment using Citrix

    I have been using VB NET 2005 and Once Click Deployment for a large application that I use. I now need to put the application on a Citrix server as just an .exe so multiple users can access it. I think that the problem may be that I use two other dlls that I built as well as as some third party controls.

    I have read that I can just use .exe from the bin directory. When I double click it in the bin\Debug directory it opens up and runs. As well, when I copy the complete Debug directory to my desktop and double click the .exe it runs. But when I copy and paste just the .exe on my Desktop and double click it nothing happens.

    My goal is just to have a .exe instead of all of the files in the Debug directory. Is this possible?

    Thanks!

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    Re: VB 2005 EXE Only Deployment using Citrix

    Not really. Much like your car needs all of the other components (engine, brakes, gas, wheels) to operate properly, so too does your app need some (not all) of the files in the bin directory (that's why they are there)... If you want to get it down to the minimum though... change your compile mode from Debug to Release, compile it... then look in the bin\Release folder... those are what the app is going to need.

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    Re: VB 2005 EXE Only Deployment using Citrix

    Thanks tg, that was my conclusion as well. Do many people say to just use the .exe file if it is a simple small program without any add-ins?

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    Re: VB 2005 EXE Only Deployment using Citrix

    Well, if all the source code was available you could try putting it into internal class files and run it from within your application instead of needing to use dll files. However, since you say you are using some third-party dlls that might not be poosible. That is unless you can buy the source code of those third-party dlls as well?
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