No software project is complete until it is properly configured and deployed on the end user's machine. Deploying and configuring Windows applications has, historically, been very difficult. One of .NET's great strengths is its easy configuration and deployment.
Configuration of .NET applications involves XML configuration files that provide a flexible and hierarchical configuration scheme. Configuration settings can apply to every application on the machine or to specific applications.
.NET's deployment is perhaps its greatest improvement over previous generations of development environments:
All these improvements are discussed in this chapter. In the meantime, shout it from the rooftops: "No more DLL Hell!"