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Can I create an install package for multiple projects with VS2005?

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JB
Hi All,

I've got a VB.NET 2005 solution composed of 3 projects a Client, a
DLL, and a Windows Service. I'd like to create an install package that
would install the whole solution (i.e. its 3 project) in one go. How
could I do that?

PS: I don't particularly want the Windows Service to self-register.
I'm fine with the user having to run installutil.exe to register the
service.

Thanks & Regards
JB

Sep 23 '07 #1
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Add a setup and deployment project to your solution and add the output of all
three projects to the setup project. I think this link provides the
walkthrough for a single app/exe. Just add all the projects to deploy your
three projects.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...fd(VS.80).aspx
"JB" wrote:
Hi All,

I've got a VB.NET 2005 solution composed of 3 projects a Client, a
DLL, and a Windows Service. I'd like to create an install package that
would install the whole solution (i.e. its 3 project) in one go. How
could I do that?

PS: I don't particularly want the Windows Service to self-register.
I'm fine with the user having to run installutil.exe to register the
service.

Thanks & Regards
JB

Sep 23 '07 #2

P: n/a
JB
On 23 Sep, 17:56, Family Tree Mike
<FamilyTreeM...@discussions.microsoft.comwrote:
Add a setup and deployment project to your solution and add the output of all
three projects to the setup project. I think this link provides the
walkthrough for a single app/exe. Just add all the projects to deploy your
three projects.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...fd(VS.80).aspx

"JB" wrote:
Hi All,
I've got a VB.NET 2005 solution composed of 3 projects a Client, a
DLL, and a Windows Service. I'd like to create an install package that
would install the whole solution (i.e. its 3 project) in one go. How
could I do that?
PS: I don't particularly want the Windows Service to self-register.
I'm fine with the user having to run installutil.exe to register the
service.
Thanks & Regards
JB
Thanks Mike,

I did eventually find out after "reading the manual". One thing that
remains unclear though is what the different kinds of "Project
Output". I don't understand what "Content Files" and "XML
Serialization Assemblies" are.
Can anyone tell me or point me to the info.

Thanks
JB

Sep 23 '07 #3

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