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Monday, September 04, 2006

InstallShield Developer 7.0 Supports .NET Platform

 InstallShield Software Corp. announced InstallShield Developer 7.0, the next version of its installation-authoring solution for software developers.

  InstallShield Developer provides users with control and flexibility with the InstallScript installation language and the Windows Installer service to control the installation. Using familiar InstallScript, developers have more than 300 specialized installation capabilities without the hassles of library development. Developers can customize any part of the installation, including user dialog sequences, file transfer, error handling, reboot, and uninstallation.

  Developer 7.0 fully supports Microsoft Windows XP, applications built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, and 64-bit applications. With 64-bit application support, developers can build setups for both pure 64-bit applications and hybrid applications that mix 32-bit and 64-bit code. This means interactions with 64-bit system folders, the 64-bit registry, and the creation of 64-bit custom actions are fully supported.

  The Microsoft .NET Framework support in Windows Installer 2.0 lets users extract and view key file information in the IDE. Developer also offers support for Microsoft Windows XP as both target and development platform, in addition to Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4, Windows 98, and Windows Millennium Edition (Windows Me).

   Developer 7.0 provides direct Windows Installer table editing capabilities through the IDE. In addition to advanced Source Code Control integration for project versioning, Developer offers an automation layer for editing the elements of an installation project programmatically. Specialized automation requirements can be met using the Windows Installer API.

  Developer 7.0 has over 20 task-based wizards and more than 20 simplified task views and enables users to choose one of 33 run-time languages, export existing project elements to another project for reuse, and create project templates. Developer can also add the latest source files at build time with linked folders, find required file dependencies, and add vital third-party technologies via over 40 included merge modules - all automatically. Developer provides built-in migration support, allowing developers to convert existing InstallShield Professional scripts (version 5.5 and up) to support the Windows Installer installation model. Read More

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