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Custom configuration in installer project

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I had build an installer project for my ASP.NET project. And found that
several fields need to be configured, like the web.config files and etc,
which requires user input. Also I need to attach my database using the
installer project, anybody could suggest how I could perform similar action?

One of my idea is to build a winform project which accepts athe user input
and configure the fields during installation, but I had no idea how winform
object is being called during installation.

Any idea and suggestions are welcomed! Thanks in advance.

Regards;
weichung
Nov 19 '05 #1
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I've purchased a number of commercial web applications. I've also developed
architected sold and supported a number of them too.

Sometimes the best install tool is very thorough documentation.

Give them a SQL script and instructions on exactly how to modify the config
file. It saves you a lot of headaches in the long run.
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I had build an installer project for my ASP.NET project. And found that
several fields need to be configured, like the web.config files and etc,
which requires user input. Also I need to attach my database using the
installer project, anybody could suggest how I could perform similar action?
One of my idea is to build a winform project which accepts athe user input
and configure the fields during installation, but I had no idea how winform object is being called during installation.

Any idea and suggestions are welcomed! Thanks in advance.

Regards;
weichung

Nov 19 '05 #2

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What you are looking to do is add a "custom action" to the msi file. You
can find some starter docs on this page:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...stomaction.asp
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Scott
http://www.OdeToCode.com/blogs/scott/
I had build an installer project for my ASP.NET project. And found
that several fields need to be configured, like the web.config files
and etc, which requires user input. Also I need to attach my database
using the installer project, anybody could suggest how I could perform
similar action?

One of my idea is to build a winform project which accepts athe user
input and configure the fields during installation, but I had no idea
how winform object is being called during installation.

Any idea and suggestions are welcomed! Thanks in advance.

Regards;
weichung

Nov 19 '05 #3

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