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Creating a .NET Windows Installer Part 1


In this article, Matthew MacDonald considers how to use VS.NET to build a simple setup program for a .NET desktop application.

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March 06, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Creating a .NET Windows Installer Part 1
  2. · Article
  3. · Introducing the Windows Installer Service
  4. · The Sample Project
  5. · Creating the Windows Installer Project
  6. · The Setup Designers
  7. · Adding Files, Project Outputs, and Shortcuts
  8. · Support Files and Project Outputs
  9. · Shortcuts
  10. · Customizing the User Interface
  11. · Abstract
  12. · Article
  13. · Introducing the Windows Installer Service
  14. · The Sample Project

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Creating a .NET Windows Installer Part 1 - The Sample Project
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In this article, you've seen how .NET incorporates Windows Installer packages. Additional information about the Windows Installer technology can be found in the Windows documentation (for example, online at here) and in the MSDN help installed with the beta version (here and here).

This article explained the MSI fundamentals. In the second part of this series, we'll look at some advanced options including setup conditions, custom actions, and file type registration.


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