What are wrappers? Why are they used? Can u give a brief description or even some links to read.

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Definition: actions bundle into one. A wrapper can be in the form of an .EXE, .MSI, .BAT/CMD or any preferred file format. Wrappers are for vendors (in my opinion) to check for & install requirements and the actual application. As vendors do not know how customer's environment looks like they include any requirements in the installation as a wrapper. One main task for InstallShield based MSI is that these needs/requires the installshield engine to be pre-installed so setup.exe will install ISScript.msi and then application.msi. Even Post-installs can exist.
Answered 09/10/2006 by: AngelD
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