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08-25-2005, 02:47 AM
Can I write an External UI that will use the installshiled as the installer.
I know I can do it throw windows installer using MsiSetExternalUI method.


08-25-2005, 12:18 PM
Yes, refer to the MS Platform SDK for Windows Installer help.

09-12-2005, 02:08 AM
Microsoft SDK can be helpfull when using windows installer.
I need to use Install Shiled.

09-12-2005, 07:24 AM
I think you need to be more specific.

The end product of an InstallShield produced install is an .msi file which is in a Window Installer standard format.

This IS the Windows Installer forum...

09-12-2005, 12:16 PM
You can use InstallShield to create the MSI and then provide your own setup launcher to handle the external UI. Personally, I'd avoid this if possible since you may find that it takes significant effort to write an external UI handler (depending on what you are trying to do). Having said that, it's certainly possible.