Software Deployment Question
Setup.exe, Prerequisites, and Return Values using InstallShield...
This is posted over at Flexerasoftware as well, but maybe someone will see this here that does not frequent those boards. Anyway...
I created a Win Form app that will check for some IIS requirements and launch the approproate utility to get the pieces in place if missing. I started with a Win Form simply for testing purposes. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I just adjusted the code in the form_load event to do all the lifting then exit gracefully so the form never shows if successful.
With a try/catch I simply display a message box with any exception encountered then... this.close().
So, I'm thinking that even if an exception is received, My wrapping Setup.exe will still receive success. Is there a way I can return some value or the exception value, etc to the Setup.exe so it knows there was an issue?
If I need to create a different .exe of some sort, I can do that as well.
Any help guidance is appreciated!!
Community Chosen Answer
As for the 3rd-party app, I'd just capture it so that I have an MSI. I'd also be tempted to offer it to the vendor. At a price, of course.