Deployment - To call prerequisites using msi file

Asked By Parameswari on 05-Sep-11 01:06 AM
 
Hi All,

   We are building a SetUp  in which we are calling the Custom prerequisites using Bootstrapper . All works fine.
 But we are installing our project using MSI file instead of Exe.  The prerequites are not called using msi. Is there any way to tigger the prerequisites using msi itself .,Since our client doesnt want to use exe.

Thanks,
Parameswari
Anoop S replied to Parameswari on 05-Sep-11 01:39 AM
Try with dotNetInstaller, It enables the developer to define the application prerequisites and install the correct version(s) of these components in a predictable order based on the processor architecture, user operating system type and language, allow the user to download these components from the web, install these components directly from a single packaged setup, local media or both. dotNetInstaller is very feature rich and runs on all known Windows operating systems with a very tiny footprint.

A boostrapper doesn't replace tools like InstallShield, Wise, Visual Studio Setup and Deployment Project or Wix. The goal is to create an application to help users with installing the correct prerequisites. Most real world applications need to install several components to work properly, including Windows Service Packs, Internet Explorer, MDAC or .NET Framework. This kind of applications are most commonly known as bootstrappers. dotNetInstaller is such a bootstrapper.

see Launchers and Runtime Installers
http://www.installsite.org/pages/en/msi/tips.htm

Parameswari replied to Anoop S on 05-Sep-11 02:38 AM
 Hi Anoop,

 Thanks for your suggestion .   In my application I am Going to call WebPlatformInstaller .exe as Prerequisites to install all required softwares to run the project . Can we include WebPlatform install into DotNet Installer?
Thanks,
Parameswari