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dotNetInstaller - Setup Bootstrapper for .NET Application

, 4 Jan 2004
With this tool the developer can define the application prerequisites and install the correct version of these components in the correct order based on the user operating system type and language, allow the user to download these components from the web or install these components directly.
dotnetinstaller_source.zip
dotNetInstaller_source
dotNetInstaller
dotNetInstaller.vcproj.vspscc
dotNetInstaller.vssscc
mssccprj.scc
res
banner.bmp
dotNetInstaller.ico
dotNetInstaller.manifest
Thumbs.db
vssver.scc
Tools
vssver.scc
vssver.scc
InstallerEditor
App.ico
banner.bmp
bin
Release
InstallerEditor.exe
SourceLibrary.dll
vssver.scc
InstallerEditor.csproj.user
InstallerEditor.csproj.vspscc
InstallerEditor.suo
InstallerEditor.vssscc
mssccprj.scc
References
SourceLibrary.dll
vssver.scc
Thumbs.db
vssver.scc
Sample
banner.bmp
dotNetInstaller.exe
SupportFiles
DataAccess
Jet
Jet40Sp7
Win2000_English
Win2000_Italiano
Win9x_NT
WinME
WinXp_English
WinXp_Italiano
MDAC2.7Sp1Refresh
Win_98_ME_NT_2000
dotNet
v1.1
English
Italiano
InternetExplorer
IE60SP1_English
IE60SP1_Italiano
ServicePack
2000_SP4_English
2000_SP4_Italiano
NT4_SP6a_English
NT4_SP6a_Italiano
Win98_Y2k_Update_English
Win98_Y2k_Update_Italiano
<configurations>
  <configuration type="install" lcid="1040" dialog_caption="SampleApp Installer" dialog_message="Per installare SampleApp e' necessario aggiornare questi componenti:" dialog_bitmap="#APPPATH\banner.bmp" install_caption="Installa" cancel_caption="Chiudi" reinstallflag_caption="Reinstalla tutti i componenti" status_installed=" (Installato)" status_notinstalled="" failed_exec_command_continue="Impossibile installare %s. Continuare l'installazione?" installation_completed="Installazione di SampleApp completata !" dialog_install_next="Avanti" dialog_install_skip="Annulla" installing_component_wait="Installazione di %s in corso. Attendere, l'operazione potrebbe richiedere alcuni minuti ..." reboot_required="Per completare l'installazione e' necessario riavviare il computer. Riavviare ora?">
    <components>
      <component os_filter_greater="29" os_filter_smaller="40" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6a Italiano" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare il Service Pack 6a di Windows NT4 (Italiano)" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\NT4_SP6a_Italiano\SP6I386.EXE&quot;" />
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="65" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Windows 2000 Serve Pack 4 Italiano" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare il Service Pack 4 di Windows 2000 (Italiano)" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\2000_SP4_Italiano\w2ksp4_it.exe&quot;" />
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Internet Explorer 6 Sp1 (5.5 minimo)" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Sp1 Italiano" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\InternetExplorer\IE60SP1_Italiano\ie6setup.exe&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="5.50.4134.0100" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="20" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Aggiornamento Anno 2000 1 di 2 per Windows 98" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare l'Aggiornamento anno 2000 1 di 2" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\Win98_Y2k_Update_Italiano\y2k.exe&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{E5925FA0-73D1-11D2-BCC5-0000F83002C6}" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="4.10.0.2000" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="20" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Aggiornamento Anno 2000 2 di 2 per Windows 98" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare l'Aggiornamento anno 2000 2 di 2" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\Win98_Y2k_Update_Italiano\Y2KW98_2.EXE&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{59bed740-046a-11d3-824e-0000f80697e6}" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="4.10.0.2001" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="45" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="True" description="Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\dotNet\v1.1\Italiano\dotnetfx.exe&quot; /q:a /c:&quot;install /l /qb&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v1.1.4322" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="90" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\dotNet\v1.1\Italiano\dotnetfx.exe&quot; /q:a /c:&quot;install /l /qb&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v1.1.4322" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="75" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\MDAC2.7Sp1Refresh\Win_98_ME_NT_2000\mdac_typ.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="2.71.0.0" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="25" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\Win9x_NT\Jet40SP7_9xNT.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="24" os_filter_smaller="26" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\WinME\Jet40SP7_WMe.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="75" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\Win2000_Italiano\Windows2000-KB282010-x86-ITA.exe&quot; -q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="74" os_filter_smaller="81" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\WinXp_Italiano\WindowsXP-KB282010-x86-ITA.exe&quot; -q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="" os_filter_lcid="" type="msi" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="SampleApp 1.0.4" installmessage="Premi avanti per installare SampleApp 1.0.4" note="" package="#APPPATH\SampleApp.msi" cmdparameters="">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\MyCompany\SampleApp\1.0.4.4" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
    </components>
  </configuration>
  <configuration type="install" lcid="" dialog_caption="SampleApp Installer" dialog_message="In order to install SampleApp you must first upgrade this components:" dialog_bitmap="#APPPATH\banner.bmp" install_caption="Install" cancel_caption="Close" reinstallflag_caption="Reinstall all components" status_installed=" (Installed)" status_notinstalled="" failed_exec_command_continue="Failed to install %s. Continue with others components?" installation_completed="SampleApp installed successfully !" dialog_install_next="Next" dialog_install_skip="Cancel" installing_component_wait="Installing %s . Wait, this operation could take some time ..." reboot_required="To continue the installation you must restart you computer. Restart now?">
    <components>
      <component os_filter_greater="29" os_filter_smaller="40" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Windows NT 4 Service Pack 6a English" installmessage="Click Next to install Service Pack 6a for Windows NT4 (English)" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\NT4_SP6a_English\sp6i386.exe&quot;" />
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="65" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Windows 2000 Serve Pack 4 English" installmessage="Click Next to install Service Pack 4 for Windows 2000 (English)" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\2000_SP4_English\W2KSP4_EN.EXE&quot;" />
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Internet Explorer 6 Sp1 (5.5 required)" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Sp1 English" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\InternetExplorer\IE60SP1_English\ie6setup.exe&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="5.50.4134.0100" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="20" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Upgrade year 2000 1 of 2 for Windows 98" installmessage="Click Next to install Upgrade year 2000 1 of 2" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\Win98_Y2k_Update_English\y2k.exe&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{E5925FA0-73D1-11D2-BCC5-0000F83002C6}" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="4.10.0.2000" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="20" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Upgrade year 2000 2 of 2 for Windows 98" installmessage="Click Next to install Upgrade year 2000 2 of 2" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\ServicePack\Win98_Y2k_Update_English\Y2KW98_2.EXE&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\{59bed740-046a-11d3-824e-0000f80697e6}" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="4.10.0.2001" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="45" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="True" description="Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\dotNet\v1.1\English\dotnetfx.exe&quot; /q:a /c:&quot;install /l /qb&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v1.1.4322" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="90" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft .Net Framework 1.1" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\dotNet\v1.1\English\dotnetfx.exe&quot; /q:a /c:&quot;install /l /qb&quot;">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v1.1.4322" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="75" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\MDAC2.7Sp1Refresh\Win_98_ME_NT_2000\mdac_typ.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DataAccess" fieldname="Version" fieldvalue="2.71.0.0" fieldtype="REG_SZ" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="25" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\Win9x_NT\Jet40SP7_9xNT.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="24" os_filter_smaller="26" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\WinME\Jet40SP7_WMe.exe&quot; /q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="44" os_filter_smaller="75" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\Win2000_English\Windows2000-KB282010-x86-ENU.exe&quot; -q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="74" os_filter_smaller="81" os_filter_lcid="" type="cmd" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" installmessage="Click Next to install Microsoft JET 4.0 Sp7" note="" command="&quot;#APPPATH\SupportFiles\DataAccess\Jet\Jet40Sp7\WinXp_English\WindowsXP-KB282010-x86-ENU.exe&quot; -q">
        <installedcheck type="check_file" filename="#SYSTEMPATH\Msjet40.dll" fileversion="4.0.7328.0" comparison="version" />
      </component>
      <component os_filter_greater="" os_filter_smaller="" os_filter_lcid="" type="msi" installcompletemessage="" mustreboot="False" description="SampleApp 1.0.4" installmessage="Click Next to install SampleApp 1.0.4" note="" package="#APPPATH\SampleApp.msi" cmdparameters="">
        <installedcheck type="check_registry_value" path="SOFTWARE\MyCompany\SampleApp\1.0.4.4" fieldname="Install" fieldvalue="1" fieldtype="REG_DWORD" comparison="match" />
      </component>
    </components>
  </configuration>
</configurations>

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