Check for Updates
Anyone know of any good "drop-ins" that will allow me to add a "Check for Updates" feature to my app?
Currently looking at this to install/update a VB app. Since VB has some prerequisistes, I'm thinking of writing a web-based installer with NSIS which, unlike Inno, supports installs over the Net.
I don't know what language you are working in, but libcurl from curl.haxx.se makes doing a quick check pretty easy. If you have a predefined place on your web site where the application can check, it's trivially easy to snarf a file.
If the updates are pure data file updates, then it doesn't sound too difficult to code...
Have a look at the Updater Application Block (free code).
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