Deployment Tasks and Walkthroughs
The following topics provide step-by-step examples of some common deployment scenarios.
Describes how to enable and disable the installation of prerequisites, and how to specify the download location for prerequisites.
Describes how to create a new deployment project or add an existing deployment project to a solution.
Explains how to create a new setup project or add an existing setup project to a solution.
Gives directions for creating a new merge module project or adding an existing merge module project to a solution.
Describes how to create a new Cab project or add an existing Cab project to a solution.
Explains how to set the properties for a deployment project.
Discusses how to add files, outputs, or other items to a deployment project.
Explains how to add a merge module to a deployment project.
Describes how to install and associate icons with your application during installation on a target computer.
Describes how to prevent project items from being included in an installer.
Demonstrates conditional installation based on a Windows Installer value.
Demonstrates conditional installation based on a value entered by a user during installation.
Describes how to create 64-bit MSI package.
Guides you through deploying an application to another computer.
Guides you through packaging a component in a merge module and then including the merge module in an installer.
Guides you through creating a custom action to send a user to a Web site following installation.
Demonstrates passing data to a dynamic property during installation using a custom action and the CustomActionData property.
Guides you through creating a custom action to pre-compile an assembly after installation.
Guides you through creating a custom action to create a database during 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.
Provides links to topics on various concepts related to deployment.
Describes Windows Installer technology as it works in Visual Studio.
Guides you through distributing an ActiveX control.
Presents some common errors that can occur with deployment and how to prevent them.