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I have several C# deployed applications that I have to build every few months to create the msi installers. I do this in either Dev Studio.NET or Dev Studio 2005 professional.

Quite often we find problems with some of the xml files I use as config files for various projects where one setting in the xml needs changing.
At present I have to rebuild the whole project to recreate the msi just for one xml file change.
What I'd like to be able to do is have the installer check during install if there is a later version of its xml config file available (placed on the installer CD somwhere) and if so overwrite the one that is packaged up in the msi with the newer version.

Is this possible and how?

Updated 12-Oct-10 0:26am

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For this kind of thing you'll have to write a DLL to provide a custom action for the extra functionality you want.

Take a look at:




There are loads of others to have a look at too....
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