We still use webclient for our application and it would be great to make installation even easier, especially for applications that use custom activex and com controls.

One huge help and very simple solution for Progress would be to make webclient's manifest external to the exe. Then it would be easier to modify ourselves.

This, in addition to -basekey ini, allows an application to simply be unzipped (or installed with a trivial non-admin installer) and work effectively even with com and activex controls.