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MultiCab file deploy to Pocket PC via one msi setup file

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AAA
Hi, how could I deploy all my CF, SQLCE and my applicaiton .CAB file to
pocket pc...

I am now only able to run the msi setup file and install my application to
my pocket pc, but I need to intall compact framework, opennetcf, and sqlce
separentely. I am thinking if there is a way to run a setup file and install
all the necessary components and files to pocket pc.

I have done a search in google group. actually found 1 artcile talking about
this...but I am not quite understand...
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...f95e03f862b554

anyway...one guy suggest put everything together under the AfterInstall
script...

Dim arg As String = Path.Combine(Path.GetDirectoryName( _
System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly(). Location), _
"ClientSetup.ini") _
+ "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"CF.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCE.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCEDEV.ini")

my problem is that.....where is the CF.ini, SQLCE.ini and SQLCEDEV.ini ? I
have done a search in my desktop, but i can not those ini, except the
ClientSetup.ini which was created by my own for my application.

hope someone could guide me. thanks a lot

Nov 21 '05 #1
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There is a freeware application on the web called EZSetup which does exactly
what you need. There is minimal .inf configurations to set but this is a
really handy wizard, I used it to deploy a PPC app inc. SQLCE, CF.NET, MyApp
etc to 70 users in 3 days.
Have fun.

"AAA" wrote:
Hi, how could I deploy all my CF, SQLCE and my applicaiton .CAB file to
pocket pc...

I am now only able to run the msi setup file and install my application to
my pocket pc, but I need to intall compact framework, opennetcf, and sqlce
separentely. I am thinking if there is a way to run a setup file and install
all the necessary components and files to pocket pc.

I have done a search in google group. actually found 1 artcile talking about
this...but I am not quite understand...
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...f95e03f862b554

anyway...one guy suggest put everything together under the AfterInstall
script...

Dim arg As String = Path.Combine(Path.GetDirectoryName( _
System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly(). Location), _
"ClientSetup.ini") _
+ "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"CF.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCE.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCEDEV.ini")

my problem is that.....where is the CF.ini, SQLCE.ini and SQLCEDEV.ini ? I
have done a search in my desktop, but i can not those ini, except the
ClientSetup.ini which was created by my own for my application.

hope someone could guide me. thanks a lot

Nov 21 '05 #2

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AAA
EzSetup is a command line application with some parameters keys.

it is a bit not user friendly for normal end user....
i am thinking the normal way, just click the "NEXT" and procced to
installing the product
"marcmc" <ma****@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:B4**********************************@microsof t.com...
There is a freeware application on the web called EZSetup which does
exactly
what you need. There is minimal .inf configurations to set but this is a
really handy wizard, I used it to deploy a PPC app inc. SQLCE, CF.NET,
MyApp
etc to 70 users in 3 days.
Have fun.

"AAA" wrote:
Hi, how could I deploy all my CF, SQLCE and my applicaiton .CAB file to
pocket pc...

I am now only able to run the msi setup file and install my application
to
my pocket pc, but I need to intall compact framework, opennetcf, and
sqlce
separentely. I am thinking if there is a way to run a setup file and
install
all the necessary components and files to pocket pc.

I have done a search in google group. actually found 1 artcile talking
about
this...but I am not quite understand...
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...f95e03f862b554

anyway...one guy suggest put everything together under the AfterInstall
script...

Dim arg As String = Path.Combine(Path.GetDirectoryName( _
System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly(). Location), _
"ClientSetup.ini") _
+ "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _

Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"CF.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _

Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCE.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _

Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCEDEV.ini")

my problem is that.....where is the CF.ini, SQLCE.ini and SQLCEDEV.ini ?
I
have done a search in my desktop, but i can not those ini, except the
ClientSetup.ini which was created by my own for my application.

hope someone could guide me. thanks a lot

Nov 21 '05 #3

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I just used google (http://groups.google.com/advanced_group_search) to
look up
multi cab
in microsoft.public.pocketpc.developer and got 51 hits. I took a
_quick_ look and think at least several of the first few are relevant
and useful.
On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 11:32:05 +0800, " AAA" <pk***@hotmail.com>
wrote:
Hi, how could I deploy all my CF, SQLCE and my applicaiton .CAB file to
pocket pc...

I am now only able to run the msi setup file and install my application to
my pocket pc, but I need to intall compact framework, opennetcf, and sqlce
separentely. I am thinking if there is a way to run a setup file and install
all the necessary components and files to pocket pc.

I have done a search in google group. actually found 1 artcile talking about
this...but I am not quite understand...
http://groups-beta.google.com/group/...f95e03f862b554

anyway...one guy suggest put everything together under the AfterInstall
script...

Dim arg As String = Path.Combine(Path.GetDirectoryName( _
System.Reflection.Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly(). Location), _
"ClientSetup.ini") _
+ "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"CF.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCE.ini") + "\" \ "" + Path.Combine( _
Path.GetDirectoryName(System.Reflection.Assembly.G etExecutingAssembly().Location),
_
"SQLCEDEV.ini")

my problem is that.....where is the CF.ini, SQLCE.ini and SQLCEDEV.ini ? I
have done a search in my desktop, but i can not those ini, except the
ClientSetup.ini which was created by my own for my application.

hope someone could guide me. thanks a lot


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