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well... .NET Developers who use InstallShield at least.

Remember my wishlist? I just got word from Bob Corrigan (InstallShield Product Manager) that #4 is being worked on!

What's #4 you ask?

4. Please allow me to call .NET DLLs from InstallScript and retrieve a value from whatever function method I call.

Currently I can only call C and COM+ DLLs. If I absolutely have to call my .NET DLL during the install, I have to either a) register it as COM+ (which I never got working quite right) or b) write a program that uses the DLL and writes the value out to a file, which I then read in via InstallScript.

Posted on Friday, April 15, 2005 6:02 PM Installshield | Back to top


Comments on this post: Good News for .NET Developers

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Yeah, I thought we'd throw you a bone. . . :)

Honestly, though, it's a pretty sensible request. 64-bit support for AMD and Intel was another winner.

Next time get my title right (Product Manager) or no more enhancements for you! Chortle.

Have a great weekend.

bob
Left by Bob Corrigan on Apr 15, 2005 6:07 PM

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oops... that typo has been fixed now.
Left by Chris on Apr 18, 2005 10:20 AM

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interestring...
i was also using installshield X and .net/com intop.

when you call function from .net dll during installation, it seems you need to do two things first before that:
1. make sure target machine has .net installed orelse you install it for them.
2. register wrapped dll just with regasm or reg import files before calling.

just my opinion. is that correct?
Left by Changer on Aug 19, 2005 8:43 AM

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