Adminstudio 11 Tuner vs Installshield 2012
Hi I am trying to make a mst by using Adminstudio 11, I created a transform using the tuner and built the Project. After that I thought of making more customizations so I jus right clicked in the transform and selected Edit with InstallShield now I got more options so I did the modifications as I needed so now I have only option to save the transform I can not built the Project.
Here my doubt is
- When do I need to use tuner and when do I need to use InstallShield.
- As mentioned above after I saved the transform some changes are not saved (like I added one registry). But If I did the same thing by opening the tuner and selecting the option open an existing transform it got installed the same registry
- If I want to add some custom actions can I do that by using tuner (by selecting open an existing transform: coz I didn't find that option there)
- If I use InstallShield to make the changes in transform how can I validate the changes I made were right and done without errors (is there any other method by not using validation option under the project)
any help would be appritiated.