How to distribute our application with user prompting reduced or better yet eliminated.

Greg Pipes 1 Reputation point
2020-12-03T15:14:53.02+00:00

We are having difficulty distributing our application to our user community. The installation of the application by the end user winds up including too many intimidating questions by the install and we would like to reduce these questions and possibly eliminate them. We used to be able to do this with a ClickOnce install with minimal prompts.

We are curious about three options and what is involved with each, along with will we receive the benefits of reduced end user prompting.

The three options are:

  1. marking the website we distribute our application from as "safe";
  2. Somehow signing our application;
  3. Having our application distributed through the Microsoft Store?
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  1. Cory Smith 11 Reputation points
    2020-12-03T15:19:08.443+00:00

    With .NET 5, isn't ClickOnce still an option?