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tejasD
09-16-2016, 12:01 PM
Hi,

I am new to installshield(using installshield 2016). I have vlc.exe (vlc player).

If I click vlc.exe it will install vlc. But I want to install vlc using installshield by making a installer for it.

I searched a lot but did not find any tutorial or example for it which include where to put vlc.exe etc.

How can I do this?

Thanks.

hidenori
09-16-2016, 01:23 PM
Are you trying to accomplish to install VLC along with your product? If so, you may want to create your own InstallShield prerequisite (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield23helplib/installshield23helplib.htm#helplibrary/IHelpSetPrereqCustom.htm) for VLC so that you can include it in your Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI, or InstallScript project. If you want to provide a unified, fully customizable user interface, you may want to consider using a Suite/Advanced UI project in order to package together the VLC setup and the setup for your product as a single installation. See Creating Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI Installations (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield23helplib/installshield23helplib.htm#helplibrary/SteCreatingSuites.htm) for more information.

Hope that helps.

tejasD
09-16-2016, 02:00 PM
Hi,

Thanks.

My requirement is I have few softwares like VLC, Postgres etc currently I am installing it separately and manually. So I want to create a installer for it, so they can be installed in one go and hidden.

I tried installscript for vlc, and used LaunchAppAndWait method, but currently it is installing it but it is visible(means user or I need to click next, next of vlc) (1) this I want to hide?
(2) I have give hardcode path to LaunchAppAndWait, where should I place vlc.exe in installer?

Please guide.

Thanks.

hidenori
09-17-2016, 05:37 PM
It sounds like that an InstallShield Suite/Advanced UI installer is more suitable for your needs over an InstallScript installer as it offers a clear and easy solution that enables you bundle all of your packages together into a single installation. Below I have included some links to our resources for you to learn the technology as a starting point. Also, Flexera Software now offers a New Training Service for Suite Installations (http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/installtalk/2016/08/new-training-service-for-suite-installations.html).

A Suite Way to Simplify Windows Installations (http://blogs.flexerasoftware.com/installtalk/2015/12/a-suite-way-to-simplify-windows-installations.html)
Creating Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI Installations (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield23helplib/installshield23helplib.htm#helplibrary/SteCreatingSuites.htm)
Managing the Life Cycle of a Suite/Advanced UI Installation (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/producer/resources/white-papers/White-Paper-Managing-Life-Cycle-Suite-Advanced-UI-Installation.html)