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The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer

Authors: Wilson, Phil

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When a company builds and ships software, the installation process is often the first opportunity for a customer to view the the product and the company—and the installation experience can make or break a lasting impression. So this book is ideal for companies and developers who want to impress their clientele.

This book covers every aspect of using the Windows Installer, the underlying installer technology in Windows. A valuable tool for you software developers, this book helps ensure thorough and reliable installation for your customers. Most other books for software developers end too abruptly and omit critical information, like how to create the necessary installation software. But The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer picks up where the other books trail off.

About the authors

Phil Wilson graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham, U.K. with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, but he preferred computers to test tubes and eventually worked for 15 years on developing operating systems for Burroughs and Unisys mainframes. Phil started programming for Windows in the early 1990s and has developed in MFC, ATL COM, Visual Basic, and C#. He has been involved in installation design and technology for about eight years, and he became a Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" for Windows Installer in 2003. To get away from computers, he plays and records guitar, and enjoys camping in the California desert.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Installations Past, Present, and Future

    Wilson, Phil

    Pages 1-11

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  • Building an MSI File: Visual Studio and Orca

    Wilson, Phil

    Pages 13-30

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  • COM in the Windows Installer World

    Wilson, Phil

    Pages 31-48

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  • Searches and Conditions

    Wilson, Phil

    Pages 49-65

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  • Sequences of Events and Custom Actions

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    Pages 67-110

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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-297-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Phil Wilson
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0676-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0676-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-297-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 320
Number of Illustrations and Tables
102 b/w illustrations
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