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InstallShield Action

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This action creates a step to compile an InstallShield Express, Premier, Professional, Developer, DevStudio, or PackageForTheWeb setup script.  The project filename can be entered or browsed to, the type of compiler is selected, and the executable can be located automatically or manually.  From these inputs, the InstallShield command-line call is generated and run when the step is built.


Project tab


Parameters tab


Options tab


Options (More) tab


MSI tab


Advanced Tab


Remote Tab


This action has been tested with the following product versions and may also work with other versions:


ProductVersions Tested
Developer7.02, 8.0
Express3.53, 4.0, 5.0 SP2, X, 12, 2008 thru 2021
Premier11, 11.5, 12, 2008 thru 2021
Professional7.0, X, 10 thru 12, 2008 thru 2021


Note: If Visual Build doesn't detect that this product is installed when first run, this action will not be displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.