Help! It seems that I'm making a career out of building a MS Installer (.msi) file to package and deploy my application. I have a .NET C# dB management application that uses SQL MSDE 2000 as the back end database engine. I want to create one .msi installation file that contains:
1.) my C# appliction
2.) .NET Framework - dotnetfx.exe
3.) Microsoft Data Access Component - MSDE 2.8 (MSDE_TYP.exe)
4.) MS SQL Desktop Engine - MSDE 2000 - merge modules
I have spent 10 days researching and working this problem and have not been successful with items 2, or 3, or 4, much less installing all of them into one .msi file. I can spend another 10 days on this, or I can get one of you gurus to help me:
1.) Can this be done?
2.) Has anyone out there done this?
3.) What do you recommend?
Thanks in advance,