Create an uninstall?
I've deployed a VB.NET Project. Setup files were created (exe, msi, ini, vdproj).
But how can I create an uninstall file? At this moment I still have to remove via 'Software'.
problem solved :-)
Deployment VB.NET project (with uninstall file)
In Visual Studio.NET:
File > Add Project > New Project > Setup & Deployment Project > Setup Project
(Enter name and location)
Add (right-click in Application Folder > Add > Project Output):
• Primary Output
If an error occurs about files that should be excluded > In Solution Explorer select your Setup project > Exclude those files (right-click > exclude)
Build > Build ’name project’
Create an Uninstall.bat file containing:
(Path depends of your Windows version, check where your system32 folder is located)
(You’ll find the productcode in Visual Studio.NET > Tab Properties in the setup project you’ve just created)
Open the setup project in Visual Studio.NET if you closed it
Add (right-click in Application Folder):
• Add > Project Output > File > Uninstall.bat
• Create New Shortcut > Application Folder > Primary Output (enter a name)
• Create New Shortcut > Application Folder > Uninstall.bat (enter a name)
• Add > File > add .ico files you want to use for the shortcuts
Shortcuts properties > ‘icon’ property (use the icons you’ve just added)
Move the shortcuts to User’s Desktop/User’s Programs Menu (you can also create subfolders)
Build > Rebuild ’name project’
The setup is ready now. You can install via Setup.exe (default it’s located under the folder ‘Debug’, you can change it in Visual Studio.NET - right-click your setup project > properties > Output file name). The shortcuts will be added automatically in the coresponding folders (desktop/start menu).
You can uninstall the program via Uninstall.bat (or via shortcut naar Uninstall.bat)
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