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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)

'Declaration
Public Sub CheckForUpdateAsync
'Usage
Dim instance As ApplicationDeployment

instance.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 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

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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