Windows Installer Deployment Walkthroughs

The following topics provide step-by-step examples of some common deployment scenarios.

Walkthrough: Deploying a Windows-based Application

Guides you through deploying an application to another computer.

Walkthrough: Installing Shared Components Using Merge Modules

Guides you through packaging a component in a merge module and then including the merge module in an installer.

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Action

Guides you through creating a custom action to send a user to a Web site following installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Display a Message at Installation

Demonstrates passing data to a dynamic property during installation using a custom action and the CustomActionData property.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Compile a Binary to Native Code at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to pre-compile an assembly after installation.

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Create a Database at Installation

Guides you through creating a custom action to create a database during installation.

Walkthrough: Redirecting an Application to Target a Different Web Service at Installation

Demonstrates how to create a Web application that can be redirected to target a different XML Web service by using the URL Behavior property, an Installer class, and a Web Setup project.

Windows Installer Deployment Concepts

Provides links to topics on various concepts related to deployment.

Windows Installer Deployment Tasks

Provides links to topics describing various deployment tasks.

Windows Installer Deployment

Describes Windows Installer technology as it works in Visual Studio.

Creating a CAB File

Guides you through distributing an ActiveX control.

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