View Full Version : Adding file extensions (can't create progID), can this be done with express?

09-21-2011, 06:45 PM
I am trying to add file extensions associations with my installer. So far, I have added the extension under file extensions, I then went to my newly created file extension and set the file to be my main application, then I went to icon file and set this to the .ico file that I wanted for my extension. All well and good. I then made my application, installed it and went to a file of this type, it didn't have my icon and when I double clicked it, it opened with a text editor instead of my application (the rest of my application installation worked great and the app runs properly).

So I went back to the drawing board and found this link:

http://kb.flexerasoftware.com/doc/Helpnet/installshield16helplib_sp1/FileAssociations.htm which seems to suggest

which seems to suggest I need to assign a progID to my extension for it to know which application to use to open it. Then found this link about assigning a progID:


but it seems that I have no "setup design" or "components" view. My question are these views missing because I have express not full? If so is there no way create progID and therefore assign progIDs with express edition?


09-29-2011, 01:11 PM
bump, anyone know if this is a non express feature?