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How to delete a file from the setup project VB NET ?

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Hi

I have a setup project in my vb net solution 2003 running OK.

I want to delete a file (if it exist) at the beginning of the setup process, (just before of the installation files).

After that, the setup can continues as normally.

How can I do it?

Thanks in advance,
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FileInfo MyFile = new FileInfo("...");
MyFile.Delete()
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or rather...

FileInfo MyFile = new FileInfo("...");

if(myFile.Exists){
   MyFile.Delete();
}
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by:luiggye
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Thanks RishadanPort,

Ok, I understand that syntax, but, where I must to place it, inside my Setup project, in order to execute it before the installation files proceeds?

Waiting for your response.

Luis
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Hm I am not very sure. Sorry.
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by:luiggye
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Hi everybody.

Its me again.

I am continuing searching for a solution, and I was found that if I create an Installer Class and connect it with a Setup Project Custom Action, maybe I can resolve my needing.

I am trying to include it in my solution, but at this moment I have not success.

The only I need is to delete some files (if it exists), just before the installation begin.

If somebody can give me a little help about it, maybe a complete but short example, I will appreciate a lot.

Thanks in advance,
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luiggye earned 0 total points
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Hi everybody.

Its me again.

Finally I successfully resolved my problem (without any help from anybody) creating an Installer Class and connecting it with a Setup Project Custom Action.

I somebody wants to know how, feel free to ask me.

Thanks for nothing.

Luis

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by:luiggye
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Finally I successfully resolved my problem (without any help from anybody) creating an Installer Class and connecting it with a Setup Project Custom Action.

I somebody wants to know how, feel free to ask me.

Thanks for nothing.

Luis
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You shouldn't expect Experts to understand every problem out there.

The best thing to do, is what you did, research on your own
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by:luiggye
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My question was not a problem, was a common needing so easy to develop by people who wants to be called Expert.

Of course that I can resolve anything by myself, but the best thing to me, is getting some help when needed, in order to save my many.

Just like Experts Exchanges offer.
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Wow you're a rude person. I am not a paid employee of EE, I am just a person who wanted to help. I don't deserve to be treated like that. I am an expert in C#, not of installation and setup of files.
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by:luiggye
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Sorry man.
I am not disappointed with you.
Thanks for try to help.
Bye
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