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Launch installed application after install completed

Hello Everyone!

As a regular PC user I have seen many times installations ending like this:

"Your installation was successfull." |Checkbox| "Launch application".

If checkbox is marked and I press finish, the installation window closes and the installed application starts.

Now this is what I'd like to reach in my msi. I already have a custom action that launches the exe, but I have no idea where I have to call that so that it launches after install window closes. The latest time I could manage to put it was the Finish button's pressing (in ControlEvent table), but using this technique the install window is still visible after launching exe and closes when I stop exe.

I'm using orca to edit my msi.

My question seems to be very newbie-style [;)], and I was probly using wrong search-keywords cause I couldn't find any posts regarding this. I'd appreciate any help[:)]

Thank you:
Chris

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Answers (4)

Posted by: turbokitty 14 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
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This is pretty easy in Installshield. Why are you still using Orca? That's like writing a newsletter in Notepad.
Posted by: ChrisAtPhilo 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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We are using Orca because for now this is just fine for us... if something can be done in Installshield, it is surely possible in Orca... And if it turns out to be a very difficult task, we might consider buying a software.

Could you also help me how to do it in Orca, please?
Thank you:
Chris
Posted by: bkelly 14 years ago
Red Belt
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Perhaps ORCA has been okay until now, but I think you have just found a reason to buy a tool. While there is virtually nothing you can do in InstallShield that you could not do in ORCA (less unique features they provide like certian custom actions/scipts) it would be very difficult and you will be hard pressed to find many that do this kind of work using ORCA.

You can actually write C# .NET in notepad, but not many do!

If you just want an editor and not a full blown suite you can get one fairly cheap-- start here:

http://www.appdeploy.com/tools/browse.asp?startnum=1&catmatch=16&sortby=TotalScore

Best of luck,
Bob
Posted by: ChrisAtPhilo 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
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Thank you for the advice, we got the point[:)]

Best regards,
Chris
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