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launch application after installation

Hi

How using VS.NET installer
launch application after instalation?
Thanks
Konrad
Nov 22 '05 #1
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Hi Konrad,

Thanks for posting.

To achieve this, we can add the primary output of the application (the EXE
file) to the "Install" custom action. We also need to change the
"InstallerClass" property of the custom action to "false".

As a result, when the installation is finishing, the application will be
lanched. However, the Windows Installer Session will be suspended to wait
for the return of the application. This "Synchronous execution" behavior of
the custom action is by default. If we want the Windows Installer Session
to finish without waiting, we need to change the type of the custom action
outside VS.Net:

1. Download and install the Windows Installer Platform SDK at the following
site:
http://www.microsoft.com/msdownload/...sdk/sdkupdate/

2. Install "Orca.msi" included.

3. Run Orca and open the MSI file we have generated.

4. Go to the "CustomAction" table and locate the row with "Type" = 1042.
This shall be the custom action we have created to run the EXE.

5. Change the type from 1042 to 1234.

6. Save the MSI and quit Orca.

Please give it a try and see whether this achieves your goal or not. If you
have any concerns or new findings, please feel free to post here.

Regards,

Felix Wang
Microsoft Online Partner Support
Get Secure! - www.microsoft.com/security
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