How to: Enable AutoStart for CD Installations
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When deploying a ClickOnce application by means of removable media such as CD-ROM or DVD-ROM, you can enable
AutoStart so that the ClickOnce application is automatically launched when the media is inserted.
AutoStart can be enabled on the Publish page of the Project Designer.
With a project selected in Solution Explorer, on the Project menu click Properties.
Click the Publish tab.
Click the Options button.
The Publish Options dialog box appears.
Select the For CD installations, automatically start Setup when CD is inserted check box.
An Autorun.inf file will be copied to the publish location when the application is published.