Monday, November 18, 2013

Creating a Custom Prerequisite in InstallShield

In many cases, the Redistributables section of InstallShield will meet your needs for Prerequisites in an installation package, but what if you have a Prerequisite that does not exist in InstallShield yet (such as Adobe Reader 11 or Microsoft Office 2013) or even something a bit more complex like detecting whether or not a platform such as Microsoft SharePoint is already installed on the server?

In these instances, you will probably need to author a Custom Prerequisite.  This can be done by selecting Tools-->Prerequisite Editor from the InstallShield menu.

You can then proceed to fill out the individual tabs in the Dialog to author your very own Custom Prerequisite which you can include as part of your InstallShield package.

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