The project will consist of creating a self-installing VB .net exe that will write settings in a single XML file for a customizable Flash menu (the menu is already developed, so only the settings for it are required). The exe must be developed in such a way that it is wizard-like in format. Even the most novice computer user should be able to understand using the exe to change their menu settings. The exe should also be able to display the changes made "on-the-fly" for the Flash menu.
The exe must be able to read & update the XML file to a specific local location (selectable by the user). The XML file itself has almost 100 specific settings for the menu overall. The exe must be able to dynamically handle a menu that has the potential of 4 sub menus per main menu item & an unlimited amount of main menu items. Each menu (main & each sub menu) will need 4 specific XML nodes available to each. One of the XML nodes for each menu item (main & sub menus) will need to have an easily used color picker available. Ideally the color picker will be similar in usability to ones in Macromedia products.
1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
2) Deliverables must be in ready-to-run condition, as follows (depending on the nature of the deliverables):
a) For web sites or other server-side deliverables intended to only ever exist in one place in the Buyer's environment--Deliverables must be installed by the Seller in ready-to-run condition in the Buyer's environment.
b) For all others including desktop software or software the buyer intends to distribute: A software installation package that will install the software in ready-to-run condition on the platform(s) specified in this bid request.
3) All deliverables will be considered "work made for hire" under U.S. Copyright law. Buyer will receive exclusive and complete copyrights to all work purchased. (No GPL, GNU, 3rd party components, etc. unless all copyright ramifications are explained AND AGREED TO by the buyer on the site per the coder's Seller Legal Agreement).
The EXE needs to be able to run on any Microsoft platform. If it is possible to allow for a running installaltion on Linux & Macs also, that would be a huge plus.