View Full Version : Converting from installscript to MSI.

06-22-2006, 11:24 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone already try to convert their installscrip projects to MSI projects (Windows Installer).
If yes, was it long and difficult to do and was it a success (of course advises are welcomed)?

Thanks a lot for your answers,

Christopher Painter
06-22-2006, 11:29 AM
My best advise is to detach yourself emotionaly if needed from the prior script. WindowsInstaller is a completly different beast which involves implementing data relationship instead of scripting. Alot of stuff that is done in your old script might need to just be deleted in favor of WindowsInstaller doing it for you.

That said there are things ( typically business logic ) that WindowsInstaller can't do so you still end up having some CustomActions.

Learn WindowsInstaller on a couple new projects then go back and look at your old project and do the migration.