Does anyone know where I can buy a good Advanced Wise Scripting book?
I have been using it for a while but would like to know more..?
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The book has horrible reviews but I thought it was good if you wanted to understand Windows Installer internals without reading the SDK.

http://www.amazon.com/review/product/0782127452/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/102-3042618-1899306?%5Fencoding=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

As for advanced packaging... I think advanced packaging is to know when to break the rules and not cause a disaster. I.E. experience.
Answered 11/23/2007 by: kkaminsk
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Thanks for That!!!
Just ordered it now...some info maybe useless but even if I can get 20% out of it...that is 20% I never had right!
I am packaging in a new field...I have gone from repackager which I have been doing for years to package...
So cheers for that! :-)
Answered 11/27/2007 by: tron2ole
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If by Wise Scripting you mean the macro capability in Wise for Windows Installer, then I know of no book on the subject. The help section is not very helpful with examples. Wise may cover this topic in an advanced packaging course. but that's big $$.

The good news is that Wise macros are really just vbscript optimized for the wise packaging environment, so if you can get your mind around VBscript, then you will be able to write wise macros. The Windows installer SDK has vb scripts that hook into the Windows Installer database, but without the nice Wise front end.
Answered 11/27/2007 by: aogilmor
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