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Run executable AFTER deployment project completes the installation

Posted on 2008-10-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Hi all,

I have created a custom .NET project and have created the setup deployment project. The setup runs fine.

What I'm looking to do is, after my setup completes installation, is there a way to get the .exe of the Project to run?
Question by:caoimhincryan
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Anurag Thakur earned 2000 total points
ID: 22677040
yes definitely you can do that
go through the tutorial in the following link and you will be able to do that

Author Comment

ID: 22677154
I followed them steps and still my app wont start.

Im using VS2008 but I doubt that is the difference is it??
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by:Anurag Thakur
ID: 22677221
as per my knowledge this is the event that will be fired when the installation is committed and the following code section of your installer class will be executed on the commit

    // Event handler for 'Committed' event.
    private void MyInstaller_Committed(object sender, InstallEventArgs e)
          Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location) + "\\InstallSample.exe");
        // Do nothing...

can you try one thing - try to execute the below line from a new project to see if the Process.Start can actually start any .net executable

Process.Start(Path.GetDirectoryName(Assembly.GetExecutingAssembly().Location) + "\\InstallSample.exe");
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Author Comment

ID: 22677287
I tried that and it does start any .net Execuatable.

Do you know if what exactly this means for the primary output that is added:

In the Properties window, make sure that the InstallerClass property is set to True (this is the default).

Author Comment

ID: 22678445
Where do i access my installerClass?
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Expert Comment

by:Anurag Thakur
ID: 22679482
i think everything was clearly mentioned in the sample - how to override the installer base class
you needed to do some programming for it

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31504590
Thanks again..

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