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Updating windows application using xml file

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 08, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Windows Application

Ones I had an example for updating win application using xml. But I cannot find it. Can anyone help me out?


How I want to be my application updated:

- the application is installed on a client`s pc.

- the updates are avalilable on my server

- when the client starts the application (every time), the code goes on my server to check it out, if there is newer version then the application`s. 

- if there is any newer version, the code gets the files (xml) and do the update.

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