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Re: Context menus aren't available from dialogs on Vista

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:58:39 +0100

Bob Archer wrote:
>> an msi is not an application. An msi file is a database which is used
> by
>> msiexec to install the application.
>
> Yes, I am well aware of the pain that is windows installer. I create
> most of the installs for our group. I use InstallShield but it's just a
> front end to building the .msi.
>
>> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/w1behyzx(VS.80).aspx
>> is a hint about the separation of x64 and win32 msi files.
>
> Interesting.
>
> I was asking because I thought I might take a look at it and see if it
> was possible to build a 64-bit installer that also included the 32-bit
> stuff with the eye to providing a patch. That link does seem to say you
> "cannot put files" in the 32-bit folders. I wonder if there is away
> around this with a custom action or something.
>
> What tool do you guys use to create the installer?

WiX: http://wix.sourceforge.net

Stefan

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