In order to distribute applications not connected in network but like installabile program on a whichever computer, use the following procedure:
Download ADO NET Provider FirebirdClient-2.0.1 which installs the net classes of Firebird on every computer which must hold a VB.net application with Firebird.
Download the package Embedded Firebird
Unzip this file.
In the folder of the application “\bin\debug” copy from the previously unzipped package the libraries:
- the folder “intl” and the folder "udf"
In the application project use a connection string like this: “servertype=1; username=user name; password=user password; database=” & My.Application.Info.DirectoryPath &” \mydb.gdb "
In the installation package insert the executable, the database, the libraries and the folder intl, which will be placed in the same target folder of the application.