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What can I do with the MSI Wizard? Options
Posted: Monday, March 30, 2009 11:38:26 AM

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MSI is a very complex technology which is why we developed a wizard to help create installations.

The Wizard will take information about your application such as company name, product name etc. It uses that information in a few ways such as the installation location, user profile in the registry and shortcut names. It wraps up the runtime, together with your application and support files into one simple install. You also have the ability to add your own help file, custom icon and license file. The wizard will also scan your application for reference files you should include in the install.

You have the choice of creating a single file (useful for download) or a breakdown of runtime, application and cab files (useful if you wish to edit the msi and for distribution on cd).

When run, the install created using the Wizard will install the application using the usual default installation screens onto the target machine and, if selected during the build, will install shortcuts to the application on the desktop and the program group.

The wizard uses a template msi file (an empty install) and adds data to it. As such this template can be edited so that the install can be tailored to suit your exact installation needs. If this is not possible then the msi built by the wizard can be edited after compilation.

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