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As many of you know, I've been using InstallShield a lot at work. For the most part, I really like it although it's not without it's share of issues.

Recently, someone asked me why specifically I use InstallShield as opposed to Visual Studio .NET.

Since I'm creating MSI installs, sure the InstallScript is nice but is there anything that I couldn't do in VS with VB and VBScript? Not having a great answer to the question, I decided it would only be fair to find out. So having said that, I'm going to be doing some research & experimentation on porting my existing work to VS.NET setup kits (as opposed to just doing IS inside VS).

Actually, I'll be looking at 3 things... 

  1. IS based installs created from within the IS IDE
  2. IS based installs created from within VS.NET
  3. VS.NET based installs (created in VS.NET)

Stay tuned...

Posted on Friday, May 13, 2005 10:06 AM General Interest , Installshield | Back to top


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