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Custom Action from Merge Modules RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    I am quite new to the hole Microsoft Development stuff and so my question might not be placed in the right forum :-/.

    I do have a ddl project which implements some interfaces from other ddls. Those other ddls are 3rd party ddls. The 3rd party stuff provides merge modules (.msm files) for all their ddls. According to the 3rd party documentation, I need to call a custom action from their merge modules during the setup project. The 3rd party stuff is quite old and in their documentation they say:

    Note - How to use this MergeModule in a Setup
    - Import Merge Module 
    - Call Merge Module custom action "RegisterIntopAssembly" after files are copied to target system
      (Installation\Execute sequence after the InstallFiles standard action)
    - Set the condition to call "RegisterIntopAssembly" custom action to "Not Installed"
    - Leave the MergeModule destination as "(Use merge module's default destination)

    I have created a Setup Project, imported the msm Merge Modules but I do not know how to call the merge modules custom action in Visual Studio 2015 Setup Project. In the Custom Action view I can only add custom actions from dlls, I cant select there any merge module.

    Any hints?


    Tuesday, October 6, 2020 2:16 PM

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  • Hi there,

    Actually this forum supports .NET Framework Setup and Servicing, your issue is related to Merge Module, we recommend you start a new thread in Stack Overflow tagged merge-module forum for a more professional support. Thanks for your understanding.

    If there are any questions about .NET Framework Setup and Servicing, please feel free to post in this forum.

    Hoping everything goes well.

    Sincerely,

    Anna

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    Wednesday, October 7, 2020 2:28 AM