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Visual Basic InstallShield help

Posted on 2000-04-11
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I am creating a setup program using InstallShield 5. I need to know how to shell and launch executables from setup.
Any help or direction greatly appreciated.
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Hi you can use LaunchApp
or LaunchAppAndWait
Here is an example for LaunchApp

#define APPLICATION WINDIR^"Notepad.exe"
#define CMD_LINE    WINDIR^"Readme.txt"

program

   // Launch the Windows Notepad application to edit
   // the Windows Readme.txt file.
   if (LaunchApp (APPLICATION, CMD_LINE) < 0) then

      MessageBox ("Unable to launch "+APPLICATION+".", SEVERE);

   endif;

endprogram
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