View Full Version : Sequence of events

06-09-2004, 03:05 PM
I'm new to InstallShield and am really confused with the sequencing of Custom Actions. I have an InstallShield X project that installs some .NET DLLs and the framework to the desktop machine, and so far that part works fine. I would also like it to run a couple of custom actions at some point in the install.

Ideally I'd like 3 Custom Actions:

1) An EXE that installs Microsoft ActiveSync 3.71

2) An MSI that installs .NET CF + SP2 to the device.

3) Another EXE that I made with EZSetup to deploy a program to the device.

Instead of describing the myriad of error codes and problems I've had, can I just get a simple explanation of the sequences? I have no idea which ones to set, or what to set them to. Do I use UI or Execute? Install, Admin or Advertise? And what settings should I use?

Ideally I'd like all 3 Custom Actions to go off, one after the other, and no one firing before the previous one finishes, but I'll take anything I can get at this point.

Thanks for any help,