The Old (New) Common Controls

The common controls provided by Windows are shipped as part of the OS in the Common Controls library.  When .NET was first introduced we had the v5 version.  When XP was released a new version (v6) was introduced.  Applications that needed to run under W2K or XP had to target v5 while XP-only applications could use […]

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ClickOnce Is a Complex XCopy

ClickOnce was designed to make deployment of applications easier.  The goal was to allow a user to start using an application without having to install it.  Additionally ClickOnce was suppose to allow developers to auto-update their applications without having to write hardly any code.  One of the premises of ClickOnce is that you don’t need […]

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