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.NET Framework Class Library
ApplicationDeployment.CheckForUpdateAsync Method

Note: This method is new in the .NET Framework version 2.0.

Checks UpdateLocation asynchronously to determine whether a new update is available.

Namespace: System.Deployment.Application
Assembly: System.Deployment (in system.deployment.dll)

Visual Basic (Declaration)
Public Sub CheckForUpdateAsync
Visual Basic (Usage)
Dim instance As ApplicationDeployment

instance.CheckForUpdateAsync
C#
public void CheckForUpdateAsync ()
C++
public:
void CheckForUpdateAsync ()
J#
public void CheckForUpdateAsync ()
JScript
public function CheckForUpdateAsync ()

CheckForUpdateAsync will return immediately and start a separate thread for downloading and installing the updated application. When the method completes or is canceled, it will raise the CheckForUpdateCompleted event. You can use AsyncCompletedEventArgs in this event handler to determine whether the operation was canceled, or if an exception was raised during update.

The following example checks for an update asynchronously, and installs the update if one exists.

Visual Basic
Private sizeOfUpdate As Long = 0

Dim WithEvents ADUpdateAsync As ApplicationDeployment

Private Sub UpdateApplication()
    If (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed) Then
        ADUpdateAsync = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment

        ADUpdateAsync.CheckForUpdateAsync()
    End If
End Sub

Sub ADUpdateAsync_CheckForUpdateProgressChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DeploymentProgressChangedEventArgs) Handles ADUpdateAsync.CheckForUpdateProgressChanged
    DownloadStatus.Text = [String].Format("{0:D}K of {1:D}K downloaded.", e.BytesCompleted / 1024, e.BytesTotal / 1024)
End Sub


Sub ADUpdateAsync_CheckForUpdateCompleted(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As CheckForUpdateCompletedEventArgs) Handles ADUpdateAsync.CheckForUpdateCompleted
    If (e.Error IsNot Nothing) Then
        MessageBox.Show(("ERROR: Could not retrieve new version of the application. Reason: " + ControlChars.Lf + e.Error.Message + ControlChars.Lf + "Please report this error to the system administrator."))
        Return
    Else
        If (e.Cancelled = True) Then
            MessageBox.Show("The update was cancelled.")
        End If
    End If

    ' Ask the user if they would like to update the application now.
    If (e.UpdateAvailable) Then
        sizeOfUpdate = e.UpdateSizeBytes

        If (Not e.IsUpdateRequired) Then
            Dim dr As DialogResult = MessageBox.Show("An update is available. Would you like to update the application now?", "Update Available", MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel)
            If (System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK = dr) Then
                BeginUpdate()
            End If
        Else
            MessageBox.Show("A mandatory update is available for your application. We will install the update now, after which we will save all of your in-progress data and restart your application.")
            BeginUpdate()
        End If
    End If
End Sub

Private Sub BeginUpdate()
    ADUpdateAsync = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment
    ADUpdateAsync.UpdateAsync()
End Sub


Sub ADUpdateAsync_UpdateProgressChanged(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As DeploymentProgressChangedEventArgs) Handles ADUpdateAsync.UpdateProgressChanged
    Dim progressText As String = String.Format("{0:D}K out of {1:D}K downloaded - {2:D}% complete", e.BytesCompleted / 1024, e.BytesTotal / 1024, e.ProgressPercentage)
    DownloadStatus.Text = progressText
End Sub


Sub ADUpdateAsync_UpdateCompleted(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As AsyncCompletedEventArgs) Handles ADUpdateAsync.UpdateCompleted
    If (e.Cancelled) Then
        MessageBox.Show("The update of the application's latest version was cancelled.")
        Exit Sub
    Else
        If (e.Error IsNot Nothing) Then
            MessageBox.Show("ERROR: Could not install the latest version of the application. Reason: " + ControlChars.Lf + e.Error.Message + ControlChars.Lf + "Please report this error to the system administrator.")
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End If

    Dim dr As DialogResult = MessageBox.Show("The application has been updated. Restart? (If you do not restart now, the new version will not take effect until after you quit and launch the application again.)", "Restart Application", MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel)
    If (dr = System.Windows.Forms.DialogResult.OK) Then
        Application.Restart()
    End If
End Sub
C#
long sizeOfUpdate = 0;

private void UpdateApplication()
{
    if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
    {
        ApplicationDeployment ad = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment;
        ad.CheckForUpdateCompleted += new CheckForUpdateCompletedEventHandler(ad_CheckForUpdateCompleted);
        ad.CheckForUpdateProgressChanged += new DeploymentProgressChangedEventHandler(ad_CheckForUpdateProgressChanged);

        ad.CheckForUpdateAsync();
    }
}

void  ad_CheckForUpdateProgressChanged(object sender, DeploymentProgressChangedEventArgs e)
{
    downloadStatus.Text = String.Format("Downloading: {0}. {1:D}K of {2:D}K downloaded.", GetProgressString(e.State), e.BytesCompleted/1024, e.BytesTotal/1024);   
}

string GetProgressString(DeploymentProgressState state)
{
    if (state == DeploymentProgressState.DownloadingApplicationFiles)
    {
        return "application files";
    } 
    else if (state == DeploymentProgressState.DownloadingApplicationInformation) 
    {
        return "application manifest";
    } 
    else 
    {
        return "deployment manifest";
    }
}

void ad_CheckForUpdateCompleted(object sender, CheckForUpdateCompletedEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.Error != null)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: Could not retrieve new version of the application. Reason: \n" + e.Error.Message + "\nPlease report this error to the system administrator.");
        return;
    }
    else if (e.Cancelled == true)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The update was cancelled.");
    }

    // Ask the user if they would like to update the application now.
    if (e.UpdateAvailable)
    {
        sizeOfUpdate = e.UpdateSizeBytes;

        if (!e.IsUpdateRequired)
        {
            DialogResult dr = MessageBox.Show("An update is available. Would you like to update the application now?\n\nEstimated Download Time: ", "Update Available", MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel);
            if (DialogResult.OK == dr)
            {
                BeginUpdate();
            }
        }
        else
        {
            MessageBox.Show("A mandatory update is available for your application. We will install the update now, after which we will save all of your in-progress data and restart your application.");
            BeginUpdate();
        }
    }
}

private void BeginUpdate()
{
    ApplicationDeployment ad = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment;
    ad.UpdateCompleted += new AsyncCompletedEventHandler(ad_UpdateCompleted);

    // Indicate progress in the application's status bar.
    ad.UpdateProgressChanged += new DeploymentProgressChangedEventHandler(ad_UpdateProgressChanged);
}

void ad_UpdateProgressChanged(object sender, DeploymentProgressChangedEventArgs e)
{
    String progressText = String.Format("{0:D}K out of {1:D}K downloaded - {2:D}% complete", e.BytesCompleted / 1024, e.BytesTotal / 1024, e.ProgressPercentage);
    downloadStatus.Text = progressText;
}

void ad_UpdateCompleted(object sender, AsyncCompletedEventArgs e)
{
    if (e.Cancelled)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("The update of the application's latest version was cancelled.");
        return;
    }
    else if (e.Error != null)
    {
        MessageBox.Show("ERROR: Could not install the latest version of the application. Reason: \n" + e.Error.Message + "\nPlease report this error to the system administrator.");
        return;
    }

    DialogResult dr = MessageBox.Show("The application has been updated. Restart? (If you do not restart now, the new version will not take effect until after you quit and launch the application again.)", "Restart Application", MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel);
    if (DialogResult.OK == dr)
    {
        Application.Restart();
    }
}
C++
private:
    long sizeOfUpdate;


private:
    void Form1_Load(Object^ sender, System::EventArgs^ e)
    {
        DoUpdate();
    }

public:
    void DoUpdate()
    {
        if (ApplicationDeployment::IsNetworkDeployed)
        {
            ApplicationDeployment^ currentAppDeployment =
                ApplicationDeployment::CurrentDeployment;
            currentAppDeployment->CheckForUpdateCompleted +=
                gcnew CheckForUpdateCompletedEventHandler(
                this, &Form1::currentDeploy_CheckForUpdateCompleted);
            currentAppDeployment->CheckForUpdateAsync();
        }
    }

    // If update is available, fetch it.
    void currentDeploy_CheckForUpdateCompleted(Object^ sender,
        CheckForUpdateCompletedEventArgs^ e)
    {
        if (nullptr != e->Error)
        {
            // Log error.
            return;
        }

        if (e->UpdateAvailable)
        {
            sizeOfUpdate = (long) e->UpdateSizeBytes;
            if (!e->IsUpdateRequired)
            {
                System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult 
                    updateDialogueResult = MessageBox::Show(
                    "An update is available.Would you like to update the" +
                    " application now?", "Update Available",
                    MessageBoxButtons::OKCancel);
                if (System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult::OK == 
                    updateDialogueResult)
                {
                    BeginUpdate();
                }
            }
            else
            {
                BeginUpdate();
            }
        }
    }

    void BeginUpdate()
    {
        ApplicationDeployment^ ad = ApplicationDeployment::CurrentDeployment;
        ad->UpdateCompleted +=
            gcnew AsyncCompletedEventHandler(
            this, &Form1::CurrentDeployment_UpdateCompleted);

        // Indicate progress in the application's status bar.
        ad->UpdateProgressChanged +=
            gcnew DeploymentProgressChangedEventHandler(this, 
            &Form1::ad_ProgressChanged);

        ad->UpdateAsync();
    }

    void CurrentDeployment_UpdateCompleted(Object^ sender,
        AsyncCompletedEventArgs^ e)
    {
        if (!e->Cancelled)
        {
            if (nullptr != e->Error)
            {
                System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult 
                    restartDialogueResult = MessageBox::Show(
                    "The application has been updated. Restart?",
                    "Restart Application",
                    MessageBoxButtons::OKCancel);
                if (System::Windows::Forms::DialogResult::OK == 
                    restartDialogueResult)
                {
                    Application::Restart();
                }
            }
            else
            {
                // Replace with your own error reporting or logging.
                MessageBox::Show(
                    "The application encountered an error in downloading" +
                    " the latest update. Error: {0}",
                    e->Error->Message);
            }
        }
        else
        {
            // Replace with your own error reporting or logging.
            MessageBox::Show("The update of the application's latest" +
                " version was cancelled.");
        }
    }

    void ad_ProgressChanged(Object^ sender,
        DeploymentProgressChangedEventArgs^ e)
    {
        String^ progressText =
            String::Format(
            "{0:D}K out of {1:D}K downloaded - {2:D}% complete",
            e->BytesCompleted / 1024, e->BytesTotal / 1024,
            e->ProgressPercentage);
        statusStrip1->Text = progressText;
    }

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0

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In italiano      Enrico Rossini ... Thomas Lee   |   Edit   |   Show History
Per chi desidera trovare il codice e la spiegazione in italiano può visitare il sito

http://www.vbdotnet.it/post/2008/08/05/Creare-un-LiveUpdate-dalle-proprie-applicazioni.aspx

tfl - from the Italian:

If you wish to find code and the explanation in Italian can visit the site noted bove. Also, for a machine translation of the page, see http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&;;tt=url&;;intl=1&;;fr=bf-res&;;trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.vbdotnet.it%2Fpost%2F2008%2F08%2F05%2FCreare-un-LiveUpdate-dalle-proprie-applicazioni.aspx&;;lp=it_en&;;btnTrUrl=Translate) or see http://tinyurl.com/5gqm6f.

Note on the code sample      irhetoric ... Thomas Lee   |   Edit   |   Show History
There is a bug in the C# code sample. The ad.UpdateAsync() is never called in the BeginUpdate method.
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