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Support ClickOnce


Allow to upload a release in the form of a ClickOnce pack of files, so that users automatically get the new releases.
Closed Jul 13, 2010 at 12:27 AM by matthaw
This feature has been released as apart of our July 12, 2010 release. You can find more information about it at


IAP wrote Jul 23, 2007 at 10:31 AM

I feel that this would be increadibly useful for developers to keep their users' programs up to date. Also, it is the default deployment method from the Express Editions, and it is the best method for hobbiest developers, and would be greatly appreciated.

Jaykul wrote Aug 28, 2007 at 12:58 PM

This would be incredibly useful, and would probably improve the ratio of developers actually using the ClickOnce technology, it would definitely improve the somewhat unprofessional feel of hosting projects here.

As it currently stands, hosting a project on CodePlex means giving up too much of your project identity. There's very little customization options with the wiki pages, and we have to host the click-once installer on another site, and on top of that if we want to provide email support we would have to use our own email addresses on another domain.

volking wrote Nov 15, 2007 at 9:38 PM

Agreed .... Click-Once is necessary for success of CodePlex type site. (Especially since y'all are Microsoft!)

simonsabin wrote Jan 10, 2008 at 9:18 AM

Very very useful, would avoid having to host click once somewhere else

froorider wrote Mar 3, 2008 at 4:45 PM

I also agree. I think it would also give the ClickOnce technology a boost. Until now there are not so many developers who are using this deployment technology. I think 99% are still believing that an .msi is the only way to deploy an application.

keithelder wrote Apr 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM

We had an application we wanted to ClickOnce deploy and wound up having to do everything ourself on a seperate site. That sort of takes away from the usefulness of ClickOnce. All that is needed is a way to FTP the files up the server, not that hard. People are going to download the files anyway from this site, so the only bandwidth that is incurred extra by doing this is dependent on how often developers have their apps configured to check for updates. Even once an hour is only usually about 5k of data getting pulled down.

moitoius wrote Apr 7, 2008 at 8:02 AM

Seems as though M$ abandoned this amazing technology.

chrisgwilliams wrote May 27, 2008 at 4:09 PM

reviving this dead thread. I would find ClickOnce support to be eminently useful on CodePlex.

JohanDanforth wrote Oct 7, 2008 at 1:29 PM


WaltRitscher wrote Oct 7, 2008 at 11:55 PM

I vote to add ClickOnce deployment to a CodePlex project too.

fowlcoder wrote Nov 17, 2008 at 11:06 PM

It looks like this item has gone cold again. Give me ClickOnce!!!!!!!!

bradyguy wrote Jan 16, 2009 at 6:40 PM

Yep, add me to the list. Lets get clickonce supported on codeplex

kowaliszyn wrote Mar 6, 2009 at 5:16 PM

It would be very useful.

murlex wrote Mar 14, 2009 at 11:43 AM

I need that too!

Anheledir wrote Mar 18, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I'm wondering if it's so much work to integrate ClickOnce-Support or is Microsoft not willing to support his own technology on his development platform?
Full agree: It would give the ClickOnce technology a boost. It's a great way to publish software with a lightwight installer and auto-updater.

RandomEngy wrote Mar 30, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Yeah, I'd love to see this. It's much more convenient to deploy with ClickOnce. Please support it!

Malk0lm wrote May 20, 2009 at 3:37 PM

Please add this feature! Bump!

fuzzzerd wrote Jun 11, 2009 at 6:44 PM

ClickOnce deployment could drastically increase the potential user base of a given project, since many people wont download and install an MSI, but would try ClickOnce.

jcoon wrote Aug 28, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Please add this! It would be incredibly useful and valuable to codeplex projects!

DH wrote Sep 29, 2009 at 1:19 AM

Yes, please!

JaySmith wrote Oct 15, 2009 at 9:11 PM

I would soo love to be able to allow click once installs from the codeplex project site.

mbelles wrote Oct 15, 2009 at 10:29 PM

This is a must have for .NET projects hoping to provide web deployment as well as other more common features like auto updates. As a .NET hosting environment, this should be supported ASAP.

spider31 wrote Oct 20, 2009 at 7:49 AM

just basic ftp support would be a good start.

stevedrake wrote Nov 9, 2009 at 5:40 PM

I cannot believe that this has not been done. All we need is FTP access.

MrWeiland wrote Dec 7, 2009 at 9:40 AM

This work item has been proposed since april 2007, if this is not possible please say so. Can we expect to get this feature?

jcoon wrote Dec 10, 2009 at 10:17 PM

I agree with MrWeiland. This is THE top voted issue. Can we get a comment or update from a CodePlex admin on this?

Malk0lm wrote Dec 10, 2009 at 10:25 PM

A motion for comment has been made and seconded. All those in favor?

I say yes, some comment needs to be made.

Vaccanoll wrote Dec 17, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Been a lot of comments for this one. Any comment from CodePlex why this is being ignored? (Was first requested quite sometime ago)

jcoon wrote Feb 17, 2010 at 10:54 PM

I sent CodePlex an email about this, and just got this response from Colin Thompkins, thought I should pass it along:

"ClickOnce support is definitely on our radar as a feature to implement in the upcoming months. Our focus recently has been on adding Mercurial as a source control option, but now that we are finished with that, we will start addressing some of the other highly requested work items."

radioman wrote Apr 4, 2010 at 3:13 PM

definitely! ;}

antscode wrote Apr 14, 2010 at 12:55 AM

You have my vote, this would make a HUGE improvement to app upgrades!

jcoon wrote Jul 13, 2010 at 4:08 AM

Excellent work, thanks! I'll be updating my projects to use this as soon as possible.

Regent wrote Jul 19, 2010 at 3:30 PM

Awesome work, thanks!

sleclercq wrote Jul 20, 2010 at 4:19 PM

Thanks to all those who supported this feature all these years :-)