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How to edit MSI Project

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 13:23

I have an existing basic msi project with one script file(setup.rul) and installshield developer 7.02. The setup generated bythis project is doing the tasks like creating an .ini file, copyingfiles to destination path.I want to customize the setup as per my requirement now.
But i could see that the available script file is not being called.(I understood this by placing a message box in the function definitions.Moreover,I cannot see the function call anywhere).


Could someone please suggest me the process to customize this msi

project to generate the required setup.


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Posted 21 August 2014 - 15:19

I dont figure out your problem.


Is it a problem of path ? If that's your problem, do you use the property INSTALLDIR ?

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 19:15

Your project probably includes custom actions that call functions from your script file. There's no InstallScript in general that is executed (in a Basic MSI project).


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Posted 25 August 2014 - 15:32

Perhaps check if this clears things up a little: http://shieldmaster....custom-actions/


As Stefan says Basic MSI doesn't run as an Installscript. Rather it runs as a standard MSI sequence with an Installscript function call as one of the possible custom action types (along with VBScript, EXE file etc...).


If a function in your Installscript isn't run by a custom action, it will never be run at all.

Edited by Glytzhkof, 25 August 2014 - 15:33.

-Stein Åsmul