kalyani@cts

i have created separate addin setup for each addin(word,excel,etc)

now, i need to merge all setups into single setup package.

how can i do this




Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office how to merge the individual setups into sinlgle setup package

Dennis Wallentin

Hi Kalyani,

Perhaps too simple answer but why not create a standalone setup project where You include the assemblies. An alternative is to use a standalone installation tool.






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office how to merge the individual setups into sinlgle setup package

kalyani@cts

hi,

thanks for your response...

is it possible to create standalone setup for addin project...

also tell me how to use standalone installation tool...any sample






Re: Visual Studio Tools for Office how to merge the individual setups into sinlgle setup package

Dennis Wallentin

Hi again,

is it possible to create standalone setup for addin project...

Yes, although it requires that You take care of every aspect in order to get it to work properly.

But a workaround may be (I'm not sure if it possible) to create msi packages for each of the add-ins and then include them in a "master" setup.

also tell me how to use standalone installation tool...any sample

There exist a great number of standalone tool (both commercial and free) but (again) You need to take care of every aspect to get to work properly.

Why do You need to pack all the add-ins into one installation package