Last post Apr 01, 2009 05:52 AM by Thomas Sun – MSFT
Mar 30, 2009 07:53 AM|Shaimaa Mohammad|LINK
I want to ask about something I want to do, but I don't know how to do it?
There is a 3 rd party software I want to install it before my setup.exe. Of course it isn't found in the list of pre-requistes and I can't add it in launch conditions.
Waiting to read from you soon...
Apr 01, 2009 05:52 AM|Thomas Sun – MSFT|LINK
If you want to install it before install your setup.exe, I suggest you use pre-requistes of Setup project. We can add such component to pre-requistes list by creating Custom Packages and put them in the "\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bootstrapper".
For more information, see Adding Custom Prerequisites (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165429%28VS.80%29.aspx)
You also can consider installing this third party software from Custom Action. For more information, see Invoke Executable as custom action during Install (http://geekswithblogs.net/mnf/articles/108699.aspx).
I look forward to receiving your test results.