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I am using the Visual Basic 6 Package and Deployment Wizard as an installer for my application.  I need my application to launch once the install is complete.  what is the easiest way to achieve this?

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Try start->Run->iexpress
Or try a product like Winzip or Winrar to automate this for you...
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The Package and Deployment wizard is modifiable, the sourcecode is at: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\Setup1
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>>I need my application to launch once the install is complete
Try using Inno Setup, an user friendly installer generator, where you can assign the action to do after the installation is completed:

For more info, see:
http://www.jrsoftware.org/

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i didn't want to have to reprogram the PD Wizard at all.  I was hoping that i could just modify a .ini or .lst file or something.  is that possible?
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I agree with ryancys. I am using Inno setup and there are many more readymade options that you will get apart from launching your application to creating shortcuts etc. Have a look at this excellent installer.
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"...i didn't want to have to reprogram the PD Wizard at all.  I was hoping that i could just modify a .ini or .lst file or something.  is that possible?..."

Yes. sirbounty gave you the answer. In your Win, click Start, select run, and key in: iexpress

This is a small win tool which allows you to create an installation file, using the P&D setup and cab, AND in addition, it lets you specify if you want to run any app before or after installation. It also allows you to add a license, etc... Try it. You don't need to recreate your P&D, just to use it as part of the new package.

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