Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How to enable .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Bootstrapper package in ClickOnce application.

I have struggled with the issue which I was not able to include the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package in my click once WPF XBAP application. Even If the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 bootstrapper package is selected in the Prerequisite dialog box for a Setup project or in ClickOnce publishing, and also the "Download prerequisites from the same location as my application" option is selected, the following build error is shown: 

The install location for prerequisites has not been set to 'component vendor's web site' and the file 'dotNetFx35setup.exe' in item 'Microsoft.Net.Framework.3.5.SP1' cannot be located on disk.

To resolve this issue, please do the following steps:

Update the Package Data

  1. Open the <Drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder or %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems.
  2. Edit the Product.xml file in Notepad.
  3. Paste the following into the <PackageFiles> element:
    <PackageFile Name="TOOLS\clwireg.exe"/>
  4. Find the element for <PackageFile Name="dotNetFX30\XPSEPSC-x86-en-US.exe" and change the PublicKey value to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
  5. Find the element for < PackageFile Name="dotNetFX30\XPSEPSC-amd64-en-US.exe" and change the PublicKey value to the same as in step 4 above
  6. Save the product.xml file

Download and Extract the Core Installation Files

  1. Navigate to the following URL:
  2. Download the dotNetFx35.exe file to your local disk.
  3. Open a Command Prompt window and change to the directory to which you downloaded dotNetFx35.exe.
  4. At the command prompt, type:
    dotNetFx35.exe /x:
    This will extract the Framework files to a folder named “WCU” in the current directory.
  5. Copy the contents of the WCU\dotNetFramework folder and paste them in the %Program Files%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 folder (%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v6.0A\Bootstrapper\Packages\DotNetFx35SP1 on x64 operating systems).

Note: Do not copy the WCU\dotNetFramework folder itself. There should be 5 folders under the WCU folder, and each of these should now appear in the DotNetFx35SP1 folder. The folder structure should resemble the following:

ü  DotNetFx35SP1 (folder)

ü  dotNetFX20 (folder)

ü   dotNetFX30 (folder)

ü  dotNetFX35 (folder)

ü  dotNetMSP (folder)

ü  TOOLS (folder)

ü  en (or some other localized folder)

ü  dotNetFx35setup.exe (file)

6.       You may now delete the files and folders you downloaded and extracted in steps 2 and 4.

Please refer the following link for more details.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How to read all countries using C#

We can use CultureInfo & RegionInfo class for getting all the countries information. From the CultureInfo class, we can get all the Culture information available in .Net Framework. Then we can use RegionInfo class for reading all the information about the region along with the Country name. Please use the following code snippet to achieve this.

static void Main(string[] args)
    List<string> countriesList = new List<string>();
    foreach (CultureInfo culture in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures & ~CultureTypes.NeutralCultures))
        if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(culture.Name))
            RegionInfo ri = new RegionInfo(culture.LCID);
            if (!countriesList.Contains(ri.EnglishName))


    foreach (string str in countriesList)


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How to get all Culture information using C#

The CultureInfo class will provide us all Culture information available in .Net Framework.  You can use CultureInfo.Get­Cultures static method for getting all the culture information. To get associated specific culture, please use static method CultureInfo.Cre­ateSpecificCul­ture. 

The following example will show you how to get all culture information.

static void Main(string[] args)
     // Get culture names
     List<string> list = new List<string>();
     foreach (CultureInfo ci in CultureInfo.GetCultures(CultureTypes.AllCultures))
          string specName = "(none)";
          try { specName = CultureInfo.CreateSpecificCulture(ci.Name).Name;}
          catch(Exception) { }

          list.Add(string.Format("{0,-12}{1,-12}{2}", ci.Name, specName, ci.EnglishName));



     foreach (string str in list)