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Good installation programs????

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Hi,

I am having to many problems with the clickonce/publish tool that comes with
vs2008.

I would like to find a good installation tool, such as wise or install
shield thats good for winform apps (sql expresss, crystal reports and plenty
of third party components) that are installed from a web site, with the
ability to do updates/patches.

I have looked at install shield and a few others but the price for these
tools seems huge.

Has anybody had any positive experiences with cost effective installation
tools they can recommend.

Thanks
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Aussie Rules,

I used Little Setup Builder v2 for a while until I figured out how to create
an install program through VS2005.

You can find a download link at the following:
http://www.download.com/Little-Setup...cdlPid=8585810

Tony K.

"Aussie Rules" <au****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:OS**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I am having to many problems with the clickonce/publish tool that comes
with vs2008.

I would like to find a good installation tool, such as wise or install
shield thats good for winform apps (sql expresss, crystal reports and
plenty of third party components) that are installed from a web site, with
the ability to do updates/patches.

I have looked at install shield and a few others but the price for these
tools seems huge.

Has anybody had any positive experiences with cost effective installation
tools they can recommend.

Thanks

Jun 27 '08 #2

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On May 11, 4:54*pm, "Aussie Rules" <aus...@nospam.comwrote:
Hi,

I am having to many problems with the clickonce/publish tool that comes with
vs2008.

I would like to find a good installation tool, such as wise or install
shield thats good for winform apps (sql expresss, crystal reports and plenty
of third party components) that are installed from a web site, with the
ability to do updates/patches.

I have looked at install shield and a few others but the price for these
tools seems huge.

Has anybody had any positive experiences with cost effective installation
tools they can recommend.

Thanks
Hi Aussie,
You can take a look at InnoSetup which is free for non-commercial use,
but you may need to type some scripts to build and at this point some
script generator tools may help you to generate for InnoSetup, just
Google them.(for example: Istool -- http://www.istool.org/)

Thanks,

Onur
Jun 27 '08 #3

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There is an open source setup WIX (http://wix.sourceforge.net/) from
Microdots itself. I have not used it but there are rumours that it will be
included in next version of vs. You may want to go for that to get a head
start on the next release of vs.

Regards

"Aussie Rules" <au****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:OS**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
Hi,

I am having to many problems with the clickonce/publish tool that comes
with vs2008.

I would like to find a good installation tool, such as wise or install
shield thats good for winform apps (sql expresss, crystal reports and
plenty of third party components) that are installed from a web site, with
the ability to do updates/patches.

I have looked at install shield and a few others but the price for these
tools seems huge.

Has anybody had any positive experiences with cost effective installation
tools they can recommend.

Thanks


Jun 27 '08 #4

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Microdots

Sorry Microsoft. spell check problem. Come to think of it, spell check is
form Microsoft too.

"John" <in**@nospam.infovis.co.ukwrote in message
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There is an open source setup WIX (http://wix.sourceforge.net/) from
Microdots itself. I have not used it but there are rumours that it will
be included in next version of vs. You may want to go for that to get a
head start on the next release of vs.

Regards

"Aussie Rules" <au****@nospam.comwrote in message
news:OS**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>Hi,

I am having to many problems with the clickonce/publish tool that comes
with vs2008.

I would like to find a good installation tool, such as wise or install
shield thats good for winform apps (sql expresss, crystal reports and
plenty of third party components) that are installed from a web site,
with the ability to do updates/patches.

I have looked at install shield and a few others but the price for these
tools seems huge.

Has anybody had any positive experiences with cost effective installation
tools they can recommend.

Thanks



Jun 27 '08 #5

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You can take a look at InnoSetup which is free for non-commercial use,

Just small correction. InnoSetup is free even for commercial use. We've
been using it for one of our products for years. It's excellent.

--
Peter Macej
Helixoft - http://www.helixoft.com
VSdocman - Commenter and generator of class documentation for C#, VB
..NET and ASP .NET code
Jun 27 '08 #6

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On May 12, 10:50 am, Peter Macej <pe...@helixoft.comwrote:
You can take a look at InnoSetup which is free for non-commercial use,

Just small correction. InnoSetup is free even for commercial use. We've
been using it for one of our products for years. It's excellent.

--
Peter Macej
Helixoft -http://www.helixoft.com
VSdocman - Commenter and generator of class documentation for C#, VB
.NET and ASP .NET code
Hi Peter,
Thanks for the correction, you're right. It's said to be a complete
"freeware". But scripting may be a trouble, even more GUI-based
installers may exist.

Thanks,

Onur
Jun 27 '08 #7

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