Installing a third Party program before setup my product RRS feed

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  • User1760273066 posted

    Hi all,

    I want to ask about something I want to do, but I don't know how to do it?

    There is a 3 rd party software I want to install it before my setup.exe. Of course it isn't found in the list of pre-requistes and I can't add it in launch conditions.

    Waiting to read from you soon...


    Monday, March 30, 2009 7:53 AM


  • User372121194 posted


    If you want to install it before install your setup.exe, I suggest you use pre-requistes of Setup project. We can add such component to pre-requistes list by creating Custom Packages and put them in the "\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bootstrapper".

    For more information, see Adding Custom Prerequisites  (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms165429%28VS.80%29.aspx)

    You also can consider installing this third party software from Custom Action. For more information, see Invoke Executable as custom action during Install (http://geekswithblogs.net/mnf/articles/108699.aspx).


    I look forward to receiving your test results.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 5:52 AM