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When researching how to launch an application at the end of an install, I
found a bit of information but just getting to the examples that I need is
difficult and a little confusing. Note that launching at end of install
should not really be that difficult.

Upon searching I found:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...02(VS.85).aspx

I'm thinking "GREAT" this is exactly what I've been looking for. The
information is a little confusing without steps to follow - so I head off to
the link that says "for more information" -
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...63(VS.85).aspx

Okay, so here I am at what looks to be interesting - a good place to work
through a ton of advanced installer stuff. I still need the samples etc. so
it's off to link:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...34(VS.85).aspx

Reading at this point, it looks like I need the entire Windows SDK. Seems
quite a bit of overkill just to be able to launch an application at end of
install package. After all, this feature really should be just a checkbox in
the setup project. Follow the link - here we go:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Finally we arrive at a page stating this is an SDK specifically for Vista
installaters, with a download of 1.1 GB. Doesn't seem appropriate to what
I'm looking for.

This really shouldn't be that difficult. What am I missing?

Feb 10 '08 #1
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In itself, launching a process at the end of an install is not difficult. It
is just a custom action. There should be plenty of examples of this.

If the process you launch is another installer however, then it can get
somewhat trickier.

"Matt F" wrote:
When researching how to launch an application at the end of an install, I
found a bit of information but just getting to the examples that I need is
difficult and a little confusing. Note that launching at end of install
should not really be that difficult.

Upon searching I found:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...02(VS.85).aspx

I'm thinking "GREAT" this is exactly what I've been looking for. The
information is a little confusing without steps to follow - so I head off to
the link that says "for more information" -
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...63(VS.85).aspx

Okay, so here I am at what looks to be interesting - a good place to work
through a ton of advanced installer stuff. I still need the samples etc. so
it's off to link:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...34(VS.85).aspx

Reading at this point, it looks like I need the entire Windows SDK. Seems
quite a bit of overkill just to be able to launch an application at end of
install package. After all, this feature really should be just a checkbox in
the setup project. Follow the link - here we go:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

Finally we arrive at a page stating this is an SDK specifically for Vista
installaters, with a download of 1.1 GB. Doesn't seem appropriate to what
I'm looking for.

This really shouldn't be that difficult. What am I missing?

Feb 11 '08 #2

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