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from Visual Studio 2005; can I do without the .net framework?

Discussion in 'Software Development' started by diablo75, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. diablo75

    diablo75 Thread Starter

    Sep 7, 2006
    A friend of mine is doing some development for me with Visual Studio 2005 and we're wanting to know if there's a way to create an installer that doesn't require users to install the .NET Framework on their computer, requiring about 22 megs of extra download and install time. It's excess baggage, and we'd like to do without. Is there a way around this? It says there are 3 dependencies, and we're wondering if there's a way to only package those with our installer, and not the whole .net installer.
  2. artur02


    Sep 24, 2007
    If you have use the .NET Framework to develop the software, the users must have the framework on their machines. No tricks.

    You can include the required framework version in your installer.
    Or users can download the framework on their own. The application will warn them if no framework on their machines.
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    You can create applications that don't require Net Framework using VS 2005. If you're talking a simple utility, that's what I do.
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