Video: Customizing a ClickTwice deployment package of your Office add-in
When you build an Office add-in, your users’ first impression will be based on the installation experience.
I know…it isn’t fair…but it’s true. This fact means they will judge your app before they have encountered it. So you need to provide a quality installation experience. When you take care to assure the user they are installing the correct software, to display a EULA, and to help install software pre-requisites… you reinforce the fact that you have built a solid a product.
Add-in Express supports MSI, ClickOnce, and ClickTwice :-) deployment models and provides you with many customization options.
This video shows how you can create a ClickTwice installation package that:
- Includes the correct name and description of your add-in,
- Displays an End User License Agreement (EULA)
- Is capable of installing missing pre-requisite components required by your add-in
As always, I promise this video is worth a look. I don’t know about the rest of your day but if you watch this video, you’ll be better off by doing so.
This video was captured in Visual Studio 2010 with Add-in Express for Microsoft Office and .NET.