Incorporating the DevExpress components in your executable can be done using ILMerge. In my case ILMerge is run through a .bat-file and works like this :
.\ILMerge\ILMerge.exe /targetplatform:v4 /target:winexe /out:.\OutputDir\mss.exe mss.exe .\DevExpress\DevExpress.BonusSkins.v11.1.dll .\DevExpress\DevExpress.Data.v11.1.dll
It takes mss.exe and the DevExpress DLL’s and merges them into one executable .\OutputDir\mss.exe
Right after that .\OutputDir\mss.exe is compressed using 7zip.
.\7zip\7z.exe a .\OutputDir\mss.zip .\OutputDir\mss.exe
And finally it is transferred to the website using WinSCP. I’m using Windows XP and as far as I know the build in ftp-client doesn’t support passiv FTP. I believe that ftp-clients in later versions of Windows does support passiv FTP. So if your using a later version than XP of Windows. You can do essentially the same thing with the build in ftp-client. But if your using XP and is connecting to a passiv FTP-server, you can use WinSCP.
Script.txt looks like this:
open <session in WinSCP>
option confirm off
put “.\OutputDir\MSS.ZIP” “/Programs/MSS.ZIP”
“Options confirm off” lets you overwrite a file without being prompted. You also need to create a session in WinSCP (GUI) or else you will get the following message:
Automatic actions are disabled when URL address is provided on command-line.