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Hi,
I use Visual Studio Setup and Deployment project to create msi and I have an
installed program version 4.2. Now I have new version 4.3,but I really want
to make two version coexist, that means when you double-click version 4.2's
project file(extension .ws),it will be opened by 4.2. And for version 4.3's
project file,it will be opened by 4.3.

Is it possible? If it is , how to do it?

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windsim
Jan 26 '07 #1
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hi,

windsim wrote:
I use Visual Studio Setup and Deployment project to create msi and I have an
installed program version 4.2. Now I have new version 4.3,but I really want
to make two version coexist, that means when you double-click version 4.2's
project file(extension .ws),it will be opened by 4.2. And for version 4.3's
project file,it will be opened by 4.3.

Is it possible? If it is , how to do it?
Use

a) version specific file extensions, e.g. .ws.4.2 and .ws.4.3
b) use a launch tool bound to .ws, which controls which application is
started.
mfG
--stefan <--
Jan 26 '07 #2

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Hi
"windsim" <wi*****@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
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| Hi,
| I use Visual Studio Setup and Deployment project to create msi and I have
an
| installed program version 4.2. Now I have new version 4.3,but I really
want
| to make two version coexist, that means when you double-click version
4.2's
| project file(extension .ws),it will be opened by 4.2. And for version
4.3's
| project file,it will be opened by 4.3.
|
| Is it possible? If it is , how to do it?
I think that your problem is how to decide which app to open, a possible
solution is when the app is open a file to verify its version if it's a
previous version then look if there is such a prev. version installed and
excute it if so.

Now I realize that when you install VS 03 & VS 05 in the same machine the
icons for projets created with 03 change (they have a small 7.1) over the
icon.
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Ignacio Machin
machin AT laceupsolutions com
Jan 26 '07 #3

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