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Complete VS2008/VS2010-Setup-Project with Add-In for Feature/SelectionTree

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The Add-In complements VS 2008 around a new dialog Selection Feature to manage features.

Introduction

The Add-In complements the VS 2008 around a new dialog Selection Feature for the management of Feature. The add-in checks the installer project whether a Selection Feature dialog exists. If the dialog exists, it changes the MSI-file as well as it is put in the Dialog-Property. The result becomes the Output-window. The new dialog SelectionFeature(VsdSelectionTreeDlg.wid) uses the functionality of the Installer-Control SelectionTree. The dialog becomes sketched for neutral, US-English and German, one more copy must be adapted with Orca for other languages. In addition, the language must be adapted in the table ModuleSignature in the field Language (e.g., 1031 for German and in 1033 for English). Dialogs are in the directory C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Tools\Deployment\VsdDialogs\0, ..1031, ..1033....

Background

The functionality to select Components in the set-up project is offered only by professional Installer editors, not by VS 2008.

Using the Dialog

Install the SelectionTree with the MSI-file. It installs three files VsdSelectionTreDlg_0.wid, VsdSelectionTreDlg_1031.wid, and VsdSelectionTreDlg_1033.wid, as VsdSelectionTreDlg.wid, in the above mentioned directories. It also installs the AddIn.

In the set-up project, select the new dialog Selection Feature and then determine the parameters functionality.

The SelectionTree

Add single files to the project or summarise before several files into Mergemodule and insert this. All together, 9 features can be inserted. Then insert the name of the file in the SelectionTree in field Files if it is a single file.

Mergemodule

Or insert the Guid-part of the ModuleSignature from the Mergemodule if you input Mergemodule. Give the number the used feature and suitable parameter. Fill the Title, Description and Directory. See also....

Level

Select the Level.

Parent

Select the Parent.

Level

Select the Display.

Points of Interest

For output, the Message in the Output-Window is used PropertyChangedEventArgs:

#region PropertyChanged
    // INotifyPropertyChanged - Event treatment
    public event PropertyChangedEventHandler PropertyChanged;
    
    private void NotyPropertyChanged(string info)
    {
        if (PropertyChanged != null)
        {
            PropertyChanged(this, new PropertyChangedEventArgs(info));
        }
    }
#endregion

#region Info

    // Help variables for announcements
    OutputWindowPane owP = null;
    private string ErrorText = "{0} **** {1}";
    private ResourceManager rm = new ResourceManager
	("InsertFeature.InsertFeature", Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly());
    
    /// 
    /// Gives by every change with Debug. Print the contents from
    /// 
    private string _LastErrorText = null;
    public string LastErrorText
    {
       get { return _LastErrorText;}
       set 
       { 
           _LastErrorText = value;
           owP.OutputString(_LastErrorText + "\n");
           owP.ForceItemsToTaskList();
        }
     }
#endregion

LastErrorText = string.Format
		(ErrorText, "ERROR", rm.GetString("LastErrorText001", culture));

What is New?

Now the surface is English and German. It can be translated by own String resources to your culture. Please send me your translations from InsertFeature.xx-XX.resx and VsdSelectionTreeDlg.wid.

History

  • 08/20/2009 - First initial release
  • 08/25/2009 - New dialog for neutral (English) and in US-English added
  • 08/26/2009 - Error by Install SelectionTree removed
  • 03/05/2010 - Surface and messages English and to furnish with the option other languages. Please insert new InsertFeature.es-ES.resx or InsertFeature.fr-FR.resx, etc.
  • 10/28/2010 – New setup for VS2008 and VS2010
  • 11/12/2010 - Added source for VS2010
  • 03/28/2011 - Updated download setup VS2010

License

This article, along with any associated source code and files, is licensed under The Code Project Open License (CPOL)

About the Author

Klaus Ruttkowski
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Comments and Discussions

 
QuestionSource will not compile - files missing PinmemberRandy Kreisel30-Aug-12 12:42 
QuestionFeature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberAfshin Jafari29-Apr-12 13:04 
AnswerRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski29-Apr-12 22:07 
GeneralRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems [modified] PinmemberAfshin Jafari30-Apr-12 11:25 
GeneralRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberAfshin Jafari30-Apr-12 19:56 
GeneralRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski2-May-12 5:38 
GeneralRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberAfshin Jafari3-May-12 11:20 
GeneralRe: Feature list is empty and some other problems PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski6-May-12 21:38 
QuestionWebsetupProject [modified] PingroupNavin Kumar.K.Subramanian21-Feb-12 19:53 
AnswerRe: WebsetupProject PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski21-Feb-12 21:50 
GeneralIt does not work in VS2010 PinmemberWin32nipuh13-May-11 1:08 
QuestionCompatibility with VS 2010 PinmemberMember 423564727-Mar-11 23:59 
AnswerRe: Compatibility with VS 2010 PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski28-Mar-11 4:00 
GeneralRe: Compatibility with VS 2010 PinmemberMember 423564728-Mar-11 5:11 
GeneralAdd-in failed to load Pinmembermjmeans20-Oct-10 7:26 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski20-Oct-10 21:40 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load Pinmembermjmeans21-Oct-10 5:55 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load [modified] PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski28-Oct-10 8:34 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load [modified] Pinmembermjmeans8-Nov-10 11:57 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski9-Nov-10 1:43 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load Pinmembermjmeans9-Nov-10 5:15 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load Pinmembermjmeans9-Nov-10 5:21 
GeneralRe: Add-in failed to load PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski13-Nov-10 23:13 
GeneralVS 2010 compatibility. Pinmemberklim_c27-Aug-10 10:40 
AnswerRe: VS 2010 compatibility. PinmemberKlaus Ruttkowski29-Aug-10 21:42 

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