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How to Create Installer (.cab) for web part?

, 30 Jun 2005 49.8K 143 21
A sample project (Hello world webpart and installer project) and walk through for creating an installer for web part that will install the webpart on the share point portal site.
wpsamplehelloworld.zip
WpSampleHelloWorld
bin
Release
WpSampleHelloWorld.dll
HelloWorld.dwp
Helloworld.snk
Lplus.gif
minus.gif
plus.gif
r.gif
Rminus.gif
WpSampleHelloWorld.csproj.user
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller
Release
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.CAB
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.vdproj
Installer
WpSampleHelloWorldInstaller.CAB
<VisualStudioProject>
    <CSHARP
        ProjectType = "Local"
        ProductVersion = "7.10.3077"
        SchemaVersion = "2.0"
        ProjectGuid = "{9CDFB3FF-00CC-415F-B084-1697D4FDD341}"
    >
        <Build>
            <Settings
                ApplicationIcon = ""
                AssemblyKeyContainerName = ""
                AssemblyName = "WpSampleHelloWorld"
                AssemblyOriginatorKeyFile = ""
                DefaultClientScript = "JScript"
                DefaultHTMLPageLayout = "Grid"
                DefaultTargetSchema = "IE50"
                DelaySign = "false"
                OutputType = "Library"
                PreBuildEvent = ""
                PostBuildEvent = ""
                RootNamespace = "WpSampleHelloWorld"
                RunPostBuildEvent = "OnBuildSuccess"
                StartupObject = ""
            >
                <Config
                    Name = "Debug"
                    AllowUnsafeBlocks = "false"
                    BaseAddress = "285212672"
                    CheckForOverflowUnderflow = "false"
                    ConfigurationOverrideFile = ""
                    DefineConstants = "DEBUG;TRACE"
                    DocumentationFile = ""
                    DebugSymbols = "true"
                    FileAlignment = "4096"
                    IncrementalBuild = "false"
                    NoStdLib = "false"
                    NoWarn = ""
                    Optimize = "false"
                    OutputPath = "..\..\..\Sharepoint_Portals\InfowebDev\bin\"
                    RegisterForComInterop = "false"
                    RemoveIntegerChecks = "false"
                    TreatWarningsAsErrors = "false"
                    WarningLevel = "4"
                />
                <Config
                    Name = "Release"
                    AllowUnsafeBlocks = "false"
                    BaseAddress = "285212672"
                    CheckForOverflowUnderflow = "false"
                    ConfigurationOverrideFile = ""
                    DefineConstants = "TRACE"
                    DocumentationFile = ""
                    DebugSymbols = "false"
                    FileAlignment = "4096"
                    IncrementalBuild = "false"
                    NoStdLib = "false"
                    NoWarn = ""
                    Optimize = "true"
                    OutputPath = "..\..\..\Sharepoint_Portals\InfowebDev\bin\"
                    RegisterForComInterop = "false"
                    RemoveIntegerChecks = "false"
                    TreatWarningsAsErrors = "false"
                    WarningLevel = "4"
                />
            </Settings>
            <References>
                <Reference
                    Name = "System"
                    AssemblyName = "System"
                    HintPath = "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Drawing"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Drawing"
                    HintPath = "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Drawing.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Web"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Web"
                    HintPath = "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Web.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "System.Xml"
                    AssemblyName = "System.Xml"
                    HintPath = "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\System.Xml.dll"
                />
                <Reference
                    Name = "Microsoft.SharePoint"
                    AssemblyName = "Microsoft.SharePoint"
                    HintPath = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\ISAPI\Microsoft.SharePoint.dll"
                    AssemblyFolderKey = "hklm\dn\web part resource kit"
                />
            </References>
        </Build>
        <Files>
            <Include>
                <File
                    RelPath = "AssemblyInfo.cs"
                    SubType = "Code"
                    BuildAction = "Compile"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "HelloWorld.cs"
                    SubType = "Code"
                    BuildAction = "Compile"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "HelloWorld.dwp"
                    SubType = "Content"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Manifest.xml"
                    SubType = "Data"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "minus.gif"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "plus.gif"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "r.gif"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
                <File
                    RelPath = "Rminus.gif"
                    BuildAction = "Content"
                />
            </Include>
        </Files>
    </CSHARP>
</VisualStudioProject>

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