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[Guide]Making Installers


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Hello buddies

Today i will show you how to make installers

So first question is what type of installers?(winrar or etc...)

This time we will make installers ending with .msi extention and .exe



First the basics


Do i need programming experience?

No you don't just follow the guide


What tools i  need?

Hmm let me think


Microsoft Visual Studio 2008

You can download a free trial from microsoft



Okey so let's get started


We open our studio and choose at Up and Left


And a window pop up

We choose

Other project types->Setup and deployment

And choose Setup Project



Okey if you have done everything right it should be something like that:

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Ok let's move


Application folder is the ProgramFiles\ManfactureName\AppName

So here we put the parts that we want to be installed

Depending on what we need We click on Application folder -> add-> Folder/file

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In this case i will add a random prog i choose cssource hacker of DragonHunter

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Alright fine now we choose what we want to install

Note that you can install many things

Now everything should be smth like here:

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Let's Move Now in the next part

I will explain what to do inside the picture with letters

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Alright Now We made Everything fine

In the upper side of your screen click build

And then build solution

Now your installer is fine

THere will be two types

Setup.exe and setup.msi


Now let's make desktop and start menu shortcuts


Click At User's Desktop And Click properties

Then Set AlwaysCreate True


Now let's make the shortcut+icon


Right click on White of the screen:


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Now We clicked it:

We double click on Applications Folder And then click at CSSourceHacker and press Ok


Ok now let's put the madafaka icon

We click at the shortcut and press properties

at the icon click elipsis(...)browse


Now click again at the new window->application folder

then you will see that

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Press ok here

Now it will find the icon and it will name it 1

Click ok


Do the same for User's Program Menu


Fine Let's build

CLick again build->build solution

And ready


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Credits For this tutorial are all to MaestroLuke

Special thanks to DragonHunter for letting me use his program as example

The End

For Any Errors ask help here

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