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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software ClickOnce
View Kyle's GPS location on Google Maps in Jersey
Kyle Archer is headed to New Jersey today to swoon our future clients at the COST Expo 2007 tradeshow. He took our Where's Tim phone, so you can view his current GPS location on Google Maps in real time (updates automatically every 15 seconds). You can view his location here. Or download the Where's Tim task tray alerter. It's ClickOnce, so it's double cool. Bring home the bacon, Kyle! Technorati tags: Kyle Archer, EnGraph, New Jersey, Where's Tim, GPS, Google Maps, COST Expo ......

Posted On Thursday, September 13, 2007 8:00 AM

ToolStripManager with ClickOnce
The ToolStripManager is a great way to save the position of toolbars on your WinForm apps. More info here. It works a little bit differently with ClickOnce applications, but it is an easy fix. Just set the key to a unique string. The key would probably have to be unique for the entire machine, but I'm not sure about that. The code looks like this: void formValidateBatch_FormClosi... sender, FormClosingEventArgs e) { ToolStripManager.SaveSettin... ......

Posted On Friday, March 9, 2007 11:22 AM

Microsoft .NET ClickOnce Launch Utility has stopped working
Has anyone ever seen this error message before? I can't find any information about it. I think it has something to do with this error that I was getting earlier: <assembly> must be strong signed in order to be marked as a prerequisite I solved the above error by rebuilding all my references, but now I'm stuck on this error. It's not tied to my computer, and it doesn't have anything to do with dfsvc.exe, because my other ClickOnce apps are working as expected. Great way to end a week. Update: ......

Posted On Friday, February 9, 2007 1:18 PM

ClickOnce Publish takes forever

I waste 10 minutes of my life every time I publish a ClickOnce app because it thinks it needs to upload dotnetfx.exe every time. It's smart enough to not recreate the /publish.htm file if it already there. It should know that dotnetfx.exe is already on the web server as well. Hopefully they will fix that in Beta2.

Posted On Tuesday, October 26, 2004 6:47 PM

Publishing a ClickOnce app with TeamBuild
After much frustration, I've finally configured our TeamBuild proj file to publish our ClickOnce app, and increase the version number (kinda an important step). The Vertigo blog talks about using SolutionToPublish, but that doesn't work for all situations. Specifically, when your solution contains projects that reference other projects. So I started playing with the MSBuild Community Tasks Project, and came up with the following Xml for my proj file: This tells the .proj to use the community project:<Import ......

Posted On Friday, June 1, 2007 2:15 PM

Full Trust ClickOnce and Vista UAC
Clarification - The specific program I am working with here has the word "updater" in the name. This flags the UAC that it needs admin rights. Full Trust ClickOnce plays nicely with UAC otherwise. I've been battling all day with how one of our ClickOnce applications works with the UAC in Vista. I've found two ways to get past the "Cannot Start Application" message: Run IE as an administrator The first way is very painful and not useful for a repeatable process, but it works. Assume your ClickOnce ......

Posted On Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:52 PM

Publishing ClickOnce error on Vista
Brian Noyes talks about an error that I am going to get when publishing a ClickOnce app from a machine running Vista. When logged in to Vista as an admin, you still won't have full admin rights when running Visual Studio. The short answer is right click on devenv.exe, select properties, select compatibility tab and check "Run this program as an administrator". He goes into more details on the User Access Control (UAC) and when it is appropriate to run with full admin rights. Technorati tags: Brian ......

Posted On Sunday, November 5, 2006 12:53 PM

Released ClickOnce app
We released our first production ClickOnce application a couple days ago...of course it will remain a beta version until MS releases vs 2005. I was a little concerned that we weren't allowed to release production software yet, but I checked with our ISV Buddy, and he told us as long as our clients were aware that it is beta, we could go ahead with it. So far, one client is using it on four computers. Everything seems to be working well. We done a lot of testing to make sure it runs on different configurations. ......

Posted On Thursday, November 11, 2004 12:16 PM

Publishing ClickOnce - Part 2
Yesterday, I posted how ClickOnce takes so long to publish because it uploads dotnetfx.exe every time. Well, I found that after you have successfully published you application, you can go to My Project -> Publish -> Prerequisites and uncheck "Create setup program to install prerequisite components". Since the Publish utility doesn't recreate /publish.htm, your application installer will still install dotnetfx.exe on the target computer if needed. And you can have that 10 minutes of your life back ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 27, 2004 10:06 AM

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