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AnwarPbi
09-23-2010, 01:53 PM
Hello All,

I am new to InstallShield. I am able to create a Basic MSI installer for one of application and everything works fine.

I have 3 applications and all the 3 applications shares the common libraries. I want to combine all the 3 applications in to a single installer package.

Her is my file structure.

All Common files goes to this folder
C:\Program Files\Commonfiles\ProductName\

Application 1 files and executables goes to
C:\Program Files\ProductName\Application 1\
Application 2 files and executables goes to
C:\Program Files\ProductName\Application 2\
Application 3 files and executables goes to
C:\Program Files\ProductName\Application 3\

I search the forums and some recommends use the Merge Modules to share the common files.

I created a Merge Module project with all common files in it using InstallShield 2011 and added CommonFiles Merge Module to Application Data -> Redistrutables in my Basic Installer MST project. After adding i can see the mergemodule components in my installer project. The problem is how i can access and add thhe mergemodule components to my applications as assembly reference or application reference.

Help will be appritiated.

Thanks,
Anwar