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    How To Update The Client Program?

    I would like to create a Client Program that can be updated but the client itself does not connect to any database so I am wondering how I can make it be able to check for updates?
    The client file would be hosted on a domain, how is this done?

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    Re: How To Update The Client Program?

    You should probably look into ClickOnce. The Publish functionality for Windows apps in VS is based on ClickOnce. The application does not get installed under the Program Files folder, which some people have an issue with, but you can configure it to automatically check for, download and install updates each time it runs.

    By the way, this is not really a VB.NET question. I have asked the mods to move this thread to Application Deployment.

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    Re: How To Update The Client Program?

    ok cool, I will look into ClickOnce Thanks, I am wondering how I can check from my program itself?

    How do I manually make the application check if there is an update? For example, via a menu item "Check For Updates"?

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    Re: How To Update The Client Program?

    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWarrior77 View Post
    How do I manually make the application check if there is an update? For example, via a menu item "Check For Updates"?
    ClickOnce provides that option. I haven't really used it myself but I believe that it's done through My.Applicatiion.Deployment in code. Any research into ClickOnce should turn up information on manual updates.

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    Re: How To Update The Client Program?

    Thread moved from the 'VB.Net' forum to the 'Application Deployment' forum

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