Description:1. There is no need to redistribute our XML files. They are only used at design time.
What are the installation steps required for registering/using DevExpress WinForms products when deploying a WinForms application to a desktop?
Here are all possible variants of our DLL deployment.
2. You should redistribute those DLLs which are referenced by your application. By default, all our DLLs are located in the "<Program Files>\DevExpress XXXX.X\Components\Bin" folder ("<Program Files>\DevExpress XXXX.X\Components\Sources\DevExpress.DLL" for versions prior 11.2). You can use our Assembly Deployment Tool, which is shipped along with our components to get assemblies that are necessary for your application. You can find a standalone version of this tool for older versions of our controls in the following article: A tool for collecting the required DevExpress assemblies for further application deployment.
3. When installing your application, you can place our DLLs in the same folder where your distributed EXE is located.
4. Another approach is to register them in the Global Assembly Cache (GAC) using the Gacutil tool.
Note: Distribution of our design DLLs which end with "Design.dll" is prohibited.
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