Winforms desktop app setup bug? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm a long time WinForms developer in both C# and VB. For the life of me I can't figure this out...

    Say I create 2 seperate desktop .NET apps, and I create 2 seperate setup projects. I install app1 and use it, then close app1. Next I install app2, use it, then close it. Now I go back to app1, double click the icon and, (about 70% of the time), it either prompts me, as it is looking for the setup.exe file. If I haven't moved the location of the setup.exe file it goes ahead and re-installs app1. If I moved the original setup.exe then I need to show it where it's at.

    My question is why is this happening, and what do I do to fix it?

    VS 2010\2008 Team DB Edition, Win7 OS, C# and VB.NET



    • Moved by Max Wang_1983 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:01 AM Forum consolidation (From:MSDN, TechNet, and Expression Profile and Recognition System Discussions)
    Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:58 PM

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  • Hello,

    Thanks for your post! I would suggest posting your questions in one of the Microsoft Answers forums:


    Windows Developer Center > Windows Forms Forums > Windows Forms General


    Located here:




    Hope it would be helpful.


    Feel free to post here if you have more questions.


    Have a nice day!

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:00 AM