Visual Studio 2012 - Installshield Limited Edition - ActiveX?
Posted on 2013-05-19
I have Visual Studio 2012 and have developed a Winforms app for a client. I ordinarily just copy my EXE and required files to the client PC. In this case, I had to use some third party ActiveX components to talk to an external device. The OCXs are 32 bit, but work ok with 64 bit Windows, if I compile the app as "x86" instead of "any CPU".
Somehow I missed the fact that the old SETUP tools were removed from Visual Studio in favor of Installshield Limited Edition. I need to have the install register the OCXs. I'm not seeing any easy way to have Installshield do that. When I click on the "Dependencies" in the setup project, it just prompts me to upgrade to a more full-featured version of Installshield. I briefly considered doing that until I saw the price. Unbelievable!
Can I get the Limited Edition to register my OCXs? Did I just miss it?