VB 2008 Setup application error message.
Posted on 2013-05-13
When I run Setup.exe I receive the following error message.
"The folder path "." contains an invalid character.".
The Program I am trying to install is a COM Class created in Visual Studio 2008 professional. The DLL uses a third party control (Text Control) which consists of two DLLs.
The target machine is a Windows 7 64 bit machine. under Configuration manager I have added support for x64 and x86. I have removed support for ANY CPU.
The solution contains three projects. The COM Class dll project. A windows forms project used in testing the COM Class dll. And the Setup project.
To the application folder of the Setup project, I have added the two DLLs associated with Text Control. I have added Primary Output, Content files, Localized resources and Source files from the COM Class dll.
Once the solution is built and I copy the Setup.msi and the Setup.exe to the local machine (C:\test folder), I get the above error message when I attemp to run the Setup.exe.
What is causing this? How do I fix it? any good resources on Setup projects (this is my first and it is not going well)?