What’s in a Name

With the beta 1 release of Whidbey, you’ll start to see that many of the ClickOnce APIs require an application name.  This application name isn’t a simple name, like “Microsoft Word” or “HelloWorld”.  Instead it is made up of three components, and allows ClickOnce to uniquely identify an application. Before I can talk about the…

ClickOnce Overview in May’s MSDN Magazine

ClickOnce made the cover of the May 2004 issue of MSDN Magazine.  (OK, yes, it was just a little blurb at the bottom of the cover, but that still counts!).  Bryan Noyes gives a nice general overview of what you can do with ClickOnce in the article, and steps through several versions of an application…

ClickOnce on the .Net Rocks Radio Show

There was quite a bit of discussion about ClickOnce on the .Net Rocks show earlier this week. You can listen here: http://perseus.franklins.net//DotNetRocks_0047_Brian_Noyes.wma. The discussion starts at about 14:00 and ends around 31:00.

ClickOnce Activation Errors on the PDC Whidbey / Longhorn Build

The PDC build of Whidbey and Longhorn do not provide a great mechanism for handling errors in ClickOnce manifests and other similar activation issues. Often if there is a problem activating a ClickOnce application, you’ll only get a simple error dialog saying “General Activation Error.” The good news is that we’re actively working on a…


The GotDotNet blogs are being frozen, so I’ll be moving my blog over to the ASP.Net site.  You can find the new location at http://blogs.msdn.com/shawnfa

ClickOnce and Security

From reading some of my other posts, you can see that most of the information available on ClickOnce is about the deployment features — generally skimming right over the security features.  I’d like to point out one of the security features of ClickOnce — permission elevation. Permission elevation allows a ClickOnce application to specify that…


Another ClickOnce Article

Here’s another ClickOnce article to come out of the PDC: ClickOnce to Debut in Whidbey.  This one is also pretty high level, and doesn’t touch much of the security aspects.

New ClickOnce Article on MSDN

MSDN is hosting a sample chapter from Douncan Mackenzie’s upcoming book Essential ClickOnce.  Although the chapter doesn’t go into the security aspects, such as Permission Elevation or TrustMangers, its still an interesting read. http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnwinforms/html/ClickOnce.asp