Use ClickOnce to Deploy Windows Applications
By Wei-Meng Lee
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: April 2006

ClickOnce, a new technology in Visual Studio 2005, lets you quickly and easily deploy your Windows apps via web servers, file servers, or even CDs. But while ClickOnce delivers web-style deployment of your application, that's only part of the story. Once you've installed an application using ClickOnce, it can automatically check for new updates to the application, which saves time in application maintenance and upgrades. And on the security front, a ClickOnce application runs within a secure sandbox and you configure it using the Code Access Security model.

So, how can you take advantage of this new technology? In this step-by-step guide to using ClickOnce, you'll learn how to create an application in Visual Studio 2005 and how to use ClickOnce to quickly get it in the hands of your customers. You'll also learn how to add security to your distributions using Code Access Security; how to update COM files without corrupting DLLs; and more.

Download this PDF today for just $7.99 and discover how deploying your Windows app is just a click away.

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Good guide for ClickOnce technology

By Jan Yeh

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Comments about oreilly Use ClickOnce to Deploy Windows Applications:

This little PDF book describes step-by-step configuration and programming procedures to apply ClickOnce solution. Even new comers can easily establish their own ClickOnce application through author's guidance. There are also clear description on every options and settings, so readers can understand why and how to config the properties of his/her application to become a ClickOnce solution.

After building my own ClickOnce solution, I found it's easy to establish and deploy ClickOnce application, and don't have to worry much about version update. I believe You can find complete sample application in this PDF book and then build your own ClickOnce application.

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Fabulous book to deploy your Windows Applications

By BT

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I just read this book and I must say that it offers a lot of examples and demos to help you to understand and apply ClickOnce deployment for your windows apps. I felt so satisfied seeing all the hands-on exercises worked, and get to learn the essentials in the shortest time. I especially like the programming section on file groups and the security configuration for ClickOnce. If you are a busy person with not much time to spare but wanted to learn about it, this is defintely the book to buy.

 
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Just read it!

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I highly recommend this ebook for anyone who likes a hands-on, dive-right-in approach to

learning. The author has much experience in helping others to pick up new material on

Microsoft technologies and he has a way of simplifying that process. In his words, you are

sunk if you can't deploy your application at the end of the day. You will find his

instructions easy to follow and the document is filled with screen shots that speaks a

thousand words and makes the whole learning process easy.

ClickOnce technology from Microsoft helps deployment by delivering your products into the

hands of your users. It's an idea that Microsoft has been playing around for several years

and they tried to simulate it with some Smart Client idea in Visual Studio. But I guess

they really get serious about it when they introduced ClickOnce.

The author first run through the steps to publish the application and installing it on the

user's desktop through ClickOnce then he talks about the backend action that goes on during

the installation. He also bring readers through the many configuration setting available to

users. I guess this sequence just naturally appeals to some learners cos we get to see for

ourselves how it all works and then comes the understanding part.

If you want to run fast with ClickOnce, I recommend you run with this ebook.

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