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1) What is ClickOne ?
ClickOnce is a deployment technology that allows you to create self-updating Windows-based applications that can be installed and run with minimal user interaction.
The core ClickOnce deployment architecture is based on two XML manifest files: a deployment manifest and an application manifest.


2) What is a Deployment Manifest ?
This is a file with the extension (.deploy) but in the context of VSTO this extension is (.vsto).
They are standard clickonce manifests but have a different file extension to enable the VSTO runtime to handle the file).
This file identifies which version of the application is currently deployed and also contains other useful deployment information.
There is only one deployment manifest per customisation and it references the application manifest.


3) What is an Application Manifest ?
This is a file with the extension (.manifest).
This file describes all the assemblies, dependencies, permissions etc.
And there is one file for each version of the customisation.



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