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how to add custom task or actions to a setup project in vb.net

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In my projects in vb I usually add to the solution the standard setup project from visual studio

but I dont know how to call this code from the setup process:
        Dim extension As String = ".test"
        Dim name As String = "testFile1"
        Dim description As String = "test Formats File"
        Dim applicationPath As String = "Mypath\myprogram.exe"
        Dim iconPath As String = Path.Combine("Mypath\", "myicon.ico")
        AssociateFile(extension, name, description, iconPath, applicationPath)

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I would like to know how to call the previous code when the setup process it is in progress (installation of my project).

Best regards
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Question by:altariamx2003
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It's pretty straight forward, just follow the directions on the following link.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/d9k65z2d%28v=vs.80%29.aspx
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Just to add something more, I thought step 5 of the section "To add the custom action" was a bit daft and skipped it.  Don't.  Otherwise when it gets to the commit it can't find the custom action it would have installed if I hadn't skipped step 5.

In the Custom Actions Editor, select the Install node and add Primary output from OpenWeb to this node as you did for the Commit node.
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