Subject: .Net Launch exe after Installer · Posted: 2003-11-28, 08:15am
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This god damn VB .Net is just screwing me up. And my boss is too cheap to buy me anything useful or send me anywhere to learn wtf I'm doing.
I've got an app that I want to deploy. So I've created the setup project for it and what not. The problem is I get these dependency errors all the time. So I put that on the back burner for a while and decided to just run an installer that will install any extraneous dlls for me. This other installer is all packaged already all I have to do is run it. But the problem is how do I run it after or before the initial application is done? If I run it while it gives me a big error about an installation is currently in progress please finish that before you proceed... ya da ya da ya da..
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i haven't used .net at all, but you can get visual studio installer for vb6 which does a much better job of creating installers for your projects than package and deployment wizard. it's a free download from ms but it of course won't do anything if you don't have vb or visual studio. it might work for .net too--i don't know. visual studio installer makes msi files, with the option to include some sort of exe for older versions of windows so that they can install from the msi.
if you problem is just a case of running two installers one after the other, you could probably just write install.bat to run one and then the other:
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