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How to: Enable Online Registration in a Deployment Project

Visual Studio deployment allows you to enable online product registration as a part of an installer. The Register User installation dialog box in the User Interface Editor provides the ability to launch an executable file that handles the registration process. You can create an executable to handle registration using any of the Microsoft Visual Studio languages; for example, you can launch a Web browser and navigate to a registration page on your Web site. When the user clicks the Register Now button in the Register User dialog box during installation, the executable file runs.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Working with Settings.

To add online registration

  1. Add an executable file that handles registration to your deployment project.

  2. Select the End node in the Install section of the User Interface Editor.

  3. On the Action menu, click Add Dialog.

  4. In the Add Dialog dialog box, select the Register User dialog box.

    The Register User dialog box appears under the End node. Use the Move Up or Move Down commands on the Action menu to change the display order of the dialog boxes so that the Finished dialog is last.

  5. In the Properties window, choose (Browse...) in the Executable property dropdown.

  6. In the Select item in project dialog box, select the folder that contains the executable file.

  7. Select the executable file.