Running .net based application without .NET Framework

There are a several different tools out there, a couple I have tried are:

  • XenoCode Postbuild (now Spoon Studio) (now TurboStudio)
  • Salamander .NET Linker

You can find more by doing a search for “.NET Linker.”

The two above, which I tried, seemed to work ok, but I never widely tested my code built with them. I tried them mostly out of curiosity.

My .NET apps are mostly used by IT departments. Installing the .NET framework is no big deal for them.

If you want to write software more targeted at end users then the .NET install may turn them off.

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