Visual Studio 2008 SP1 introduces the little brother of .NET called ".NET Framework Client Profile" should help significantly improve the experience of deploying .NET client applications on machines that do not already have the .NET Framework installed. It has been designed to make it as easy as possible to deploy the smallest set of files necessary to run a typical .NET client application today.New redistributable weighs in at around 26.5 MB.
The SP1 has a new option shown at the picture below. When checked Visual Studio will generate a warning if some implicitly or explicitly referenced assemblies are not part of the Client Profile.
May 22 2008, 12:07 AM