Visual Studio 2010 Deployment Project
February 27, 2014 8:41 AM Subscribe
I have a simple application that I deploy with a VS2010 Deployment project. However, the application is behaving weirdly in the wild.
The application is a simple .NET executable. Along with the exe, I also ship a number of text files that contain SQL queries. The application reads these files, and executes the queries.
Not all customers need all the queries, so customers delete the files that they don't need.
After they delete the files they don't need, the installer is putting the files back the very next time that they run the application. It doesn't matter if they click the shortcut that the installer places on the desktop or they double-click the EXE directly. The installer launches and replaces the missing files.
I don't want this behavior but have had no luck in my research to try and figure out to disable it. How can I do this?
Moving to another deployment platform (e.g. Installshield) is not really an option at this time.