There are a lot of setup programs available, but I found that their code may add more than 250KB to the total size of the final setup application, and because most of my applications are not much bigger than 100KB, I decided to write my own installation builder.
The application does not have all the features available in [...]
Most CE apps use Microsoft’s CABWIZ tool to make their installers and uninstallers. I think it’s an ugly tool, with a clunky user-interface. This article discusses how to write a manual installer/uninstaller instead.
Actually, the short answer is “You can’t.” [...]
In this article I explain how to set the “Allow Interact with Desktop” parameter when installing a .Net Windows Service.Background
I have written many windows services and it always bothered me and my colleagues that the ServiceInstaller class used to install to install Windows services does not give you the ability to set the “Allow Interact with [...]
Visual Studio .NET deployment projects are a simple and cheap way to generate merge modules and Windows Installer MSI files for deploying an application. Unfortunately, the VS.NET toolset provides no way to increment the version of the installer media, outside of the IDE.
This becomes a [...]
This application doesn’t replace tool like InstallShield, Wise or Visual Studio Setup and Deployment Project; my goal is to create an application to help the users to installing the correct prerequisites components. Today applications often need to install several components to work [...]