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)

public:
void CheckForUpdateAsync ()
public void CheckForUpdateAsync ()
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.

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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