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I have 2 solutions that I would like to consolidate into one

Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
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Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #1
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Pucca,

From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #2
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
Pucca,

From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #3
We have created an installer (setup project) which has a handful of DLLs to
support a main application, and several helper applications. I will point
out that we had a single target directory. This may present some issues, I
suppose. I know we have also spun off separate installers, which have their
own target. This may work for you. It should also be pointed out that you
may have multiple installer projects in your solution.

"Pucca" wrote:
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
Pucca,

From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #4
My manager wanted these 2 applications to be 2 stand-alone applications.
After these 2 are developed as 2 separated applications, now he would like me
to create a MS installation setup file that would install these 2 applicatons
with one executable so we can put it on the CD and the user would only need
to run " one" setup file to install both applications. Is this possible? If
not, any alternative ways to get this done like some kind of batch file or
something?
--
Thanks.
"ModelBuilder" wrote:
We have created an installer (setup project) which has a handful of DLLs to
support a main application, and several helper applications. I will point
out that we had a single target directory. This may present some issues, I
suppose. I know we have also spun off separate installers, which have their
own target. This may work for you. It should also be pointed out that you
may have multiple installer projects in your solution.

"Pucca" wrote:
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
Pucca,
>
From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.
>
--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com
>
"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
>
Jul 23 '07 #5
What about "PostBuildEvent" property in the Setup project? What is this for?
Can I configure it to run the 2nd application's setup command in here?
--
Thanks.
"ModelBuilder" wrote:
We have created an installer (setup project) which has a handful of DLLs to
support a main application, and several helper applications. I will point
out that we had a single target directory. This may present some issues, I
suppose. I know we have also spun off separate installers, which have their
own target. This may work for you. It should also be pointed out that you
may have multiple installer projects in your solution.

"Pucca" wrote:
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
Pucca,
>
From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.
>
--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com
>
"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
>
Jul 23 '07 #6
Yes, you may include two executables in one installer.

"Pucca" wrote:
My manager wanted these 2 applications to be 2 stand-alone applications.
After these 2 are developed as 2 separated applications, now he would like me
to create a MS installation setup file that would install these 2 applicatons
with one executable so we can put it on the CD and the user would only need
to run " one" setup file to install both applications. Is this possible? If
not, any alternative ways to get this done like some kind of batch file or
something?
--
Thanks.
"ModelBuilder" wrote:
We have created an installer (setup project) which has a handful of DLLs to
support a main application, and several helper applications. I will point
out that we had a single target directory. This may present some issues, I
suppose. I know we have also spun off separate installers, which have their
own target. This may work for you. It should also be pointed out that you
may have multiple installer projects in your solution.

"Pucca" wrote:
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
>
>
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
>
Pucca,

From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #7
You could do your second install here. I have used this to register an
extension to a commercial product (think of a toolbar to IE/Outlook). You
might also run a registration step where the user sends an email to the
manufacturer with comments.

"Pucca" wrote:
What about "PostBuildEvent" property in the Setup project? What is this for?
Can I configure it to run the 2nd application's setup command in here?
--
Thanks.
"ModelBuilder" wrote:
We have created an installer (setup project) which has a handful of DLLs to
support a main application, and several helper applications. I will point
out that we had a single target directory. This may present some issues, I
suppose. I know we have also spun off separate installers, which have their
own target. This may work for you. It should also be pointed out that you
may have multiple installer projects in your solution.

"Pucca" wrote:
These are 2 are 2 separate stand-alone application. I don't necessary have
to combine them into 1 solution but what I need is a setup file(.msi) that
would install both application. Is there another way to do this besides
trying to merge them together? Thanks.
--
Thanks.
>
>
"Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]" wrote:
>
Pucca,

From a high level view, that is how I would do it. Hopefully, there
isn't anything out of the ordinary that you are doing which would hinder you
in combining the two.

--
- Nicholas Paldino [.NET/C# MVP]
- mv*@spam.guard.caspershouse.com

"Pucca" <Pu***@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:5A**********************************@microsof t.com...
Hi, I'm using vs2005, .net 2 for windows application. I have 2 solutions
that I would like to consolidate into and have just one installation .msi
for
them, is this possible? So I just just copy and move one of the
solution's
project file into the other one and create additional setup file in it?
Thanks.
--
Thanks.
Jul 23 '07 #8

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