Distribution of an app
Can anyone tell me what app files are installed when you distribute an VB.NET app ?
Meaning, do all the files in the BIN directory go, what about all the forms or are they all compiled, what prevents users from modifying any forms or code ?
shickey da newbie
Generally just the .exe, possibly a .config and any .dlls in the \bin directory. If you use any COM components or third-party .NET components that are registered in the GAC, they must be distributed and installed as well.
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The DLL or EXE code you'll distribute is MSIL, not source, and so is not *easily* modifiable by most people. However it is modifiable by some knowledgable programmers. You can purchase or download code obfuscators that make the files far more difficult to modify.
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