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shazif
10-25-2013, 01:24 AM
Hi,

I am using Installshield Basic MSI Project. Am trying to map a custom extension to our application. example, If i try to open the .rcp file after installation of my product, it should open with my application by default. I followed the below link but i dont find any proper solution. Please help me on this issue ASAP.

http://helpnet.installshield.com/installshield16helplib/AddingExtensions.htm

Regards,
Shazif

Evan Border
10-26-2013, 01:27 PM
I am using Installshield Basic MSI Project. Am trying to map a custom extension to our application. example, If i try to open the .rcp file after installation of my product, it should open with my application by default. Please help me on this issue ASAP.

I think the easiest way is to go to the Project Assistant tab and use the Application Shortcuts view. Highlight the appropriate shortcut and mark the checkbox named Associate a file extension with the shortcut's target. (I am making the assumption that your app has a shortcut)
In the following screenshot I am setting three file extensions (.rcp, .abc and .xyz). If you are specifying more than one extension they need to be comma delimited. Also: do not include the dot before the file extension.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f100/TNO821/ExtensionsA.png



You can also create an extension from the Installation Designer tab, but it's not as straight forward as doing it from the Project Assistant tab. And before anyone asks: I don't know why we don't have a File Types view under System Configuration in the Installation Designer tab. Yes, I agree that it should totally show up there. With bells on.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f100/TNO821/ExtensionsB.png