Software Deployment Question

How to deploy VB6 run time with the help of MSI Installer (VS2005 Setup project)

06/28/2015 2002 views


I am creating an Installer for an VB application (.exe) by using VS2005, setup project.

Along with the dependencies of VB application(.exe), It is also required to install VB6 run time with the help of MSI installer.

Please suggest the way to install VB6 run time along with the VB application (.exe) with the help of MSI installer.

Thank You

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If you are creating an MSI then include the "Visual Basic Virtual Machine 6.0" merge module. If you're using InstallShield to make the MSI this is in Application Data | Redistributables.

Answered 06/30/2015 by: olditguy
Second Degree Blue Belt

The VS Packaging & Deployment Tool is a cut-down version of InstallShield (IS), not the full product. Anyone who distributes software of any value will have abandoned it and shelled out for a fully-featured tool many, many years ago. I did so so long ago that I can't remember what features the VS implementation includes. That is, I can't even recall if there's the usual IS GUI.

In any event, since it's only one file, I'd suggest downloading the rather excellent InstEdit and use that to edit the MSI that VS pushes out. 
Answered 07/01/2015 by: VBScab
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