As the question suggests, I'm trying to find out if it's possible to build a C++/CLI project so that the .NET runtime is included, in order to minimise dependencies on .NET being installed in advance. Is this possible with .NET 5 (or is it on the roadmap)?
To help explain why I'm asking about this, the company I work for is building an application which we wish to allow users without admin rights to install. If we were able to generate a standalone build this would mean that we didn't rely on the user running the .NET Runtime installer (which if they were not an admin, they wouldn't have the rights to do themselves). The application consists of a number of C#, C++ and C++/CLI projects, and the only stumbling block we've had is to generate the standalone build for the C++/CLI projects. If this one issue can be fixed then the work to generate the installer can be completed.
Thanks in advance.