In InstallShield v6.2 I was able to put my support files in:
ISPROJECTDIR/Setup Files/Compressed Files/0009-English/Intel 32/
and they will be picked up by the build and available to me at SUPPORTDIR during setup.
In v11.5 the entire 'Setup Files' structure is missing. Which suggests that it should done in a new way. From The IDE I could add support files via 'Installation Designer' -> 'Support Files' -> 'Language Independent' -> 'Files' -> 'Insert Files'. But this insert is a 'static' insert. I write the setup but I don't run the final build. The final build is always run by source control people who need to run all their builds in batch mode. So I need to be able to collect the support files from a relative folder rather than a fixed/static include.
Does anyone know how to do this in v11.5?
Unfortunately there's no such behavior in IS 11.5. All support files are now statically linked in the .ism.
You can use a path variable and set it to the folder where you have all your support files. Add those files once to the project and then the build can make sure those files are present in the folder specified by the path variable.
Please also see this archived DevLetter tip for an approach to simulating dynamic linking in the Support Files view: http://www.installshield.com/news/ne...automation.asp.