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nishcom
nishcom • Jun 28, 2008

Creating Installation Package

How we can create an installation package for a project of visual basic. That means if i have a VB project ready and i want to make an installation package for it so that it can run on another machine after installation.???????????? what can I do????? If anyone knows please answer........
edesign
edesign • Jun 29, 2008
Hi nishcom

1) Have you built release of your project??
then only it'll be compatible with other machines..

2) Do you mean creating set up by installation package??
VB has one option for that but it's not so impressive..
Rather go for any iss compiler..(one i know is inno setup compiler)

I hope it helped...

Regards
Edesign
pradeep_agrawal
pradeep_agrawal • Jul 1, 2008
You can build installers for your project either by using open source tools like
- Wix
or by using licensed tools like
- Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
- InstallShield

Refer some of the below links for creating installers using above tools:
1. Wix
- Windows Installer XML (WiX) toolset
- WiX Tutorial — Introduction to the Windows Installer XML Toolset
- CodeProject: Creating an installer using Wix v3.0, Votive, and Visual Studio 2005/2008. Free source code and programming help
- CodeProject: Creating an installer using Wix v3.0, Votive, and Visual Studio 2005/2008 - Part 2, the GUI. Free source code and programming help
- ONDotnet.com -- Introducing WiX

2. Microsoft Visual Studio
- Creating Setup and Deployment Projects in VS.NET
- CodeProject: Create custom dialogs for use in your Visual Studio Setup projects. Free source code and programming help

3. InstallShield
- Tutorials
- Acresso HelpNet

I have used Wix and Visual Studio 2005. Wix is free and its good, so i recommend to use Wix.

-Pradeep

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