Setup and Deployment Changes in Visual Basic .NET
In Visual Basic 6.0, the Package and Deployment Wizard was used to create Setup programs to distribute your application. You could also package applications or components in CAB files for Internet download.
In Visual Basic .NET, Deployment projects are used to create Windows Installers for managed installation. Components can be packaged in redistributable merge modules, and the creation of CAB files is also supported.
Note Later releases of Visual Studio 6.0 included the Visual Studio Installer add-in, which could be used to create Windows Installers. Installer projects created with Visual Studio Installer are not compatible with Visual Basic .NET.