Install other installation types?

Topics: Developer Forum
Mar 23, 2007 at 4:12 PM
Is there a provider system that I can just create a new DLL that can install other types of installation packages?
Coordinator
Mar 23, 2007 at 7:06 PM
There is no exposed API model for doing more types in a "plugin" fashion at the moment. The TaskManager assembly has the classes that define how to handle different installer types, so there's one for MSI, one for VSI, and I'm adding one for EXE (Windows Installer based setups that are in EXE form). The class model could be expanded to include other content types if you wanted, you'd just have to extend the TaskManager assembly, and add the necessary handling in the main assembly where it determines what kind of installer to run.