Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Bootstrapper for the Visual Studio .NET Setup Projects installs the NET framework automatically

Using Visual Studio .NET 2003 to Redistribute the .NET Framework

It is as easy as downloading the Bootstrapper .MSI file and running it. Next
time you compile a Setup project it will include the dotnetfx.exe file and
the code required to install it on demand.

Another great tool is found here: RyanVM's MSFN Files Page
It is a switchless .NET installer. Just run it (as a custom action, for
example) and it will insure that you have .NET framework installed, no
questions asked.