.Net Framework check

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.Net Framework check

Postby grego » Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:00 pm

When you need to make sure that the .net framework is installed and install it the seup program blows out to a very big size. I change the script so instead of installing the framework it prompts the user to download it from Microsoft Web site.

So here is what I do

    Use a messagbox to prompt the use with the message (you need .net do you want to download it or terminate now)

    Then I check the variable is equal to Yes for download

    and then terminate

It's simple and saves heaps for space

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Postby sinan » Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:11 pm

Actually, with web builds, you'd save even more space.
A web build will not include the .NET runtime inside the main setup, and it will download it from the web, on-the-fly, only if required.
Moreover when it is required, it will download only 10.5 MB, instead of 23 MB. The same runtime just compresses a lot smaller with InstallAware.

So thanks for the script, but the best solution here would be to do a web build, in my opinion.

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