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Installshield 12 Express Setup
Matthias Kwiedor

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Joined: 2004-10-14

We moved from .net 1.1 to 2.0, which means we had to update to Installshield 12 Express, with our Outlook Addin (Shim-Version)

After creating a new setup and setting the Shim dll to self register we get a HRESULT error from Installshield while installing, which don't register the shim. We rebuild the Addin from zero, but same problem. Using the setup auto-created with adx at .net 2005, there are no problems. Now we try to use custom actions, but where should i have set the CustomActionData (/Shim="...") at InstallShield Express 12?

Any help would be great!


Posted 13 Dec, 2006 05:17:08 Top
Sergey Grischenko

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Joined: 2004-07-05
Hi Matthias.

The fact is that the ADX shim is a preconfigured project. You need to create a new shim in VS 2005 and build the add-in for .NET 2.0 (don't forget to replace the AddinExpress.MSO.dll with AddinExpress.MSO.2005.dll).

However I would advise you to use the ADX loader. The loader works with both versions of the .NET Framework. You just need to set the 'self register' option for the loader and include the adxloader.dll.manifest to the setup project. Please read the following post to learn what you should do to migrate from the shim to the loader:

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Besides, it may take us some time to investigate your issue. Please be sure we will let you know as soon as the best possible solution is found.
Posted 13 Dec, 2006 13:47:06 Top