Question How can I create effective Installer?

Maing

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I create installer from Installer & Deployment in VS2010 for my project.
After I brought its to install in some XP SP3 Desktop.
It can install , but can not launch my application.

How can I create effective Installer that has all necessary file (maybe dll)?

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JuggaloBrotha

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What do you mean by "cannot launch the application"
Is it creating a shortcut that doesn't work? Does the application display an error when you try to run it?

I've used the VS Deployment project many times and have not had this problem so far.
 

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JuggaloBrotha , thank you for your reply.
I run my application , but it shows error that maybe necessary files(dll) was not installed.
How can I know what file to be needed?
 

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JuggaloBrotha , thank you for your reply.
I run my application , but it shows error that maybe necessary files(dll) was not installed.
How can I know what file to be needed?

How should we know? You're the one who can see the error message, not us. We have no idea what DLLs your app uses so we can't know which ones are missing.

That said, Windows XP has no .NET Framework versions installed by default, so the most likely issue is that the whole Framework your app targets is missing. Both ClickOnce and Setup projects include the appropriate Framework by default though, so you'd have had to remove it for it not to be installed along with your app. Maybe the first thing to do would be to tell us what the error message is instead of some vague approximation.
 
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