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how to generate installer for c# windows application, when i install my application along with that MYsql 5.6.15 should be installed and should create database and tables.

How to do that plz give me clear information.
Member 11222344 27-Jan-15 21:02pm    
Hello, I'm having the same problem. Did you find a solution? I'm doing my installer using Wix and I need to install MySql as part of it. I've used custom action and .bat file but nothing works to me. Help, please.

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You will have to create a separate installer for your application. Embedding the MySql installer inside of it is not a good idea. If you were using MS SQL or Oracle, would you embed them into your own installer? I guess, no. There are many freeware installers available around, which can help you to accomplish your task, for example WIX ([^]), NSIS ([^]) or Inno Setup ([^]). WIX definitely has the extension which allows to run SQL scripts. Also it can create ASP.NET pools, sites, etc. By the way, you can always write a custom action. The only problem is that you will have to spend some time learning those installers' syntax. Here is quite good tutorial[^] about WIX. It's up to you to choose which one you prefer. WIX has a great integration with Visual Studio (it's sponsored by Microsoft).
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