How best to distribute Flashplayer (via MSI) with my Windows app
Posted on 2008-11-10
I have been granted a license to distribute the Adobe Flash Player 10 with my windows app. However, I am looking for the cleanest and most efficient way to distribute it. The installer is offered in both EXE and MSI formats (and I could also direct them to the web to install).
I've read that one MSI cannot call another MSI and that a bootstrapper is required for VS 2005 setup projects. That seems like a sloppy end-user experience. The exe could be launched as a process, but I'm not sure how best to code that into the setup and wait until the process ends.
Does anyone have experience incorporating the Flashplayer distribution with their Windows Apps? And if so, do you have any suggestions for the best user experience?