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11-17-2005, 06:37 PM
Anyone know how to register a COM DLL as part of an Install ?

11-17-2005, 07:00 PM
Please see the online help topic "COM Registration".

The short version is, with MSI there are two main techniques: make the COM DLL the key file of its component and extract the COM information into the MSI Class, TypeLib, ProgId, Registry, and other tables; or use old-fashioned self-registration.

For the first technique, you can use either the Component Wizard or the component property COM Extract at Build. For the second, you can right-click a file icon and set its Self-Register property...