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Daniel.Dority
06-25-2008, 06:00 PM
Hey there,

I've created a project in Visual Studio 2005 and now I need to deploy this project to clients. Right now I have to copy files and manually configure files which is time consuming. I'm hoping to automate this process with this product.

So during the installation, I gather information from the user and once the product installs, I need to modify an XML file based on what the client entered.

I develop in C# while utilizing the .NET 3.5 framework and which project would be best suited to handle this?

Would it be an MSI package or a Windows Installer class? (Or any other type?)

I plan on having IS do the framework validation along with the task of copying the files. During the installation process, I need to pass the arguments to a custom installer project to do my own thing.

Thanks.

Narain
06-26-2008, 04:20 AM
Hi,

Use Installscript Msi Project very easy and intresting.




regards
Narain

yshariff
06-26-2008, 06:00 AM
Hello

Can any one help me out here, Am new to install Shield and was using WPS as my repackaging tool, I have switched to IS. Please guide with step by step procedure to capture the application and get the MSI.-:rolleyes:

RobertDickau
06-26-2008, 10:17 AM
If you have the InstallShield Premier edition or if you have AdminStudio, please look up the help for "Repackager".

Daniel.Dority
06-26-2008, 10:40 AM
Hi,

Use Installscript Msi Project very easy and intresting.




regards
Narain

Thanks Narain.

I was able to create an installer class and tie it into the project. I even passed it arguments and it was incredibly easy to get the values.

yshariff
06-27-2008, 01:08 AM
If you have the InstallShield Premier edition or if you have AdminStudio, please look up the help for "Repackager".

I dont have the repackage option, i have down loaded the IS Professional Edition. It has a options such as Basic msi etc but there is no option for installing and capturing the application... please help me out or have i down loaded the irrelavant edition..... suggest the edtion which should be down loaded...