Hi all,

I have an application called WinRunner that I am packaging.

There are files of type ".gui" that are associated with it when i install the sources.
If I right click on a .gui file and see the Properties of it, the "Type of File" is WinRunner GUI Map File and when I click Change... at Opens With... the Recommended Program is WinRunner.

However, when i install my msi I don't get this.

I am using Wise Package Studio and have decided against using the File Association Tool in Wise. Instead I extracted the Prog ID registry keys and imported them into my msi hoping that this would do the job - it didn't.

The keys that I have in my app are -

HKCR\.gui with a Default value REG_SZ of guifile
HKCR\guifile with a Default value REG_SZ of WinRunner GUI Map File
HKCR\guifile\DefaultIcon with a Default value REG_SZ of C:\Program Files\Mercury Interactive\WinRunner\arch\wrun.exe,1

Is there anything that i'm missing? Can anyone assist me please?

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Hi all again,

Has anyone got any idea what i need to do here?
Do I have to use the Media, Verb and Prog ID tables?

Please help - it's driving me nuts!!!

Answered 09/14/2006 by: mark_holland21
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Just guessing but your probably missing the HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\guifile\shell\open\command.
The default key should probably point to "C:\Program Files\Mercury Interactive\WinRunner\arch\wrun.exe %1"
"C:\Program Files\Mercury Interactive\WinRunner\arch\wrun.exe" "%1"

Hope this helps,
Answered 09/14/2006 by: islander222
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To make sure you get all advertising information during a capture set it to scan advertising information.
Open "Windows Installer Editor"
Tools menu -> Options
Advertising tab

Select the "Scan advertising information into advertising tables for the "Advertising Setting"
Mark the "Default to rescan advertising for new components." option

Save this to your template that will be used during SetupCapture.
Answered 09/14/2006 by: AngelD
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