.NET Compact Framework Sample: MSI that Detects Framework Version

Creating an MSI Package that Detects and Updates the .NET Compact Framework
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      This sample describes how one might create an MSI package which can detect the presence of the Microsoft .NET Compact Framework on a device, determine if the device needs to be upgraded with a newer version, and install or upgrade the Framework along with an application.

      There are some mechanisms available now which can reduce the work involved. For instance, developers may include the .NET Compact Framework web redistributable (http://msdn.microsoft.com/mobility/downloads/updates/default.aspx) inside their own MSI and simply invoke it. Since this may not be sufficient for many, then a larger effort may be required.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • Visual Studio .NET 2003
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