The Official Installshield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide

The Official Installshield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide

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The Official InstallShield for Windows Installer Developer's Guide explores the Windows Installer Service (WIS) and the industry--leading InstallShield tool for putting this new Windows 2000 feature to work. Written by Bob Baker, an InstallShield insider, this title is a comprehensive, one--volume guide to WIS and the Microsoft policies governing its use. In addition, the book shows you how to build client installations using a simple editing tool or the full--blown InstallShield for Windows Installer commercial package. An accompanying CD includes a fully functional evaluation copy of InstallShield for Windows Installer version 1.52.
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  • Mixed media product | 950 pages
  • 189 x 234.2 x 46mm | 1,501.41g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764547232
  • 9780764547232

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Table of contents

Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I: Introduction to the Windows Installer; Chapter 1: Software Installation, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow; Chapter 2: The Windows 2000 Deployment Architecture; Chapter 3: Design and Implementation of the Windows Installer Service; Chapter 4: Direct Creation of an MSI Package; Chapter 5: Adding the User Interface to Our Installation; PART II: Basic Package Creation with ISWI; Chapter 6: Overview of the ISWI Authoring Tool; Chapter 7: Basic Installation Package Creation with ISWI; Chapter 8: Controlling the Installation; Chapter 9: Creating the Installation User Interface; PART III: Extending the Windows Installer Functionality; Chapter 10: Extensibility Through Custom Actions; Chapter 11: Creating and Using Custom Actions; Chapter 12: The ISWI Scripting Environment; Chapter 13: Introduction to the InstallScript Language; PART IV: Advanced Concepts; Chapter 14: Advanced InstallScript; Chapter 15: InstallScript and COM; Chapter 16: Using InstallScript to Create Custom Actions; Chapter 17: Creating and Sharing Components; Chapter 18: The Creation and Use of Transforms; PART V: Solving Real-World Problems; Chapter 19: Localizing an Installation; Chapter 20: Handling Updates and Upgrades of a Product; Appendix A: MsiExec Command Line Options; Appendix B: Summary Information Stream Reference; Appendix C: InstallScript Run-Time Architecture; Appendix D: System Reboots; Appendix E: What's on the CD-ROM; Index; End-User License Agreement; CD-ROM Installation Instructions
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About Bob Baker

Bob Baker, a Technical Trainer for InstallShield Software Corporation, was formerly the Director of Product Support Services and the Program Manager for InstallShield 3.
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