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UpdateCheckInfo Class

Represents detailed update information obtained through a call to CheckForDetailedUpdate.

System.Object
  System.Deployment.Application.UpdateCheckInfo

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

public class UpdateCheckInfo

The UpdateCheckInfo type exposes the following members.

  NameDescription
Public propertyAvailableVersionGets the version number of the latest uninstalled version.
Public propertyIsUpdateRequiredGets a value indicating whether the update must be installed.
Public propertyMinimumRequiredVersionGets the minimum version that the user must have installed on the computer.
Public propertyUpdateAvailableGets whether an uninstalled update is available.
Public propertyUpdateSizeBytesGets the size of the available update.
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  NameDescription
Public methodEquals(Object)Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodFinalizeAllows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetHashCodeServes as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodGetTypeGets the Type of the current instance. (Inherited from Object.)
Protected methodMemberwiseCloneCreates a shallow copy of the current Object. (Inherited from Object.)
Public methodToStringReturns a string that represents the current object. (Inherited from Object.)
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With UpdateCheckInfo, you can decide whether to upgrade your ClickOnce application based on information about the newest version. UpdateAvailable will return a Boolean value indicating whether there is a new update at all. The AvailableVersion property provides the version number of the new version, while MinimumRequiredVersion provides the earliest version that the user should have installed. IsUpdateRequired expresses whether the latest available update is required of the user. Finally, UpdateSizeBytes expresses the total size of the update.

NoteNote

Visual Studio adds the <deploymentProvider> element to the manifest only if the application is set to check for updates, so you either have to check The application should check for updates or specify an update URL in Update location in the Application Updates Dialog Box.

The following code example uses UpdateAvailable to determine if there is a new application update, and IsUpdateRequired to determine whether to ask the user to install the update.

private void InstallUpdateSyncWithInfo()
{
    UpdateCheckInfo info = null;

    if (ApplicationDeployment.IsNetworkDeployed)
    {
        ApplicationDeployment ad = ApplicationDeployment.CurrentDeployment;

        try
        {
            info = ad.CheckForDetailedUpdate();

        }
        catch (DeploymentDownloadException dde)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("The new version of the application cannot be downloaded at this time. \n\nPlease check your network connection, or try again later. Error: " + dde.Message);
            return;
        }
        catch (InvalidDeploymentException ide)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("Cannot check for a new version of the application. The ClickOnce deployment is corrupt. Please redeploy the application and try again. Error: " + ide.Message);
            return;
        }
        catch (InvalidOperationException ioe)
        {
            MessageBox.Show("This application cannot be updated. It is likely not a ClickOnce application. Error: " + ioe.Message);
            return;
        }

        if (info.UpdateAvailable)
        {
            Boolean doUpdate = true;

            if (!info.IsUpdateRequired)
            {
                DialogResult dr = MessageBox.Show("An update is available. Would you like to update the application now?", "Update Available", MessageBoxButtons.OKCancel);
                if (!(DialogResult.OK == dr))
                {
                    doUpdate = false;
                }
            }
            else
            {
                // Display a message that the app MUST reboot. Display the minimum required version.
                MessageBox.Show("This application has detected a mandatory update from your current " + 
                    "version to version " + info.MinimumRequiredVersion.ToString() + 
                    ". The application will now install the update and restart.", 
                    "Update Available", MessageBoxButtons.OK, 
                    MessageBoxIcon.Information);
            }

            if (doUpdate)
            {
                try
                {
                    ad.Update();
                    MessageBox.Show("The application has been upgraded, and will now restart.");
                    Application.Restart();
                }
                catch (DeploymentDownloadException dde)
                {
                    MessageBox.Show("Cannot install the latest version of the application. \n\nPlease check your network connection, or try again later. Error: " + dde);
                    return;
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.
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