Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

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kdwisdom
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Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

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I am building a small application (I have a very robust multi-forms app I've already created, but its been a while since I've done one by scratch) and the app itself is working beautifully. However, when I go to create the MSI - 2 things are happening.

1: It doesn't let me choose "Packaged Executable" - I have that in my other app
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Instead, all I can do is manually drop it in:
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Is there a way to fix that?

2: Its not creating a new start menu icon, just install it to the location on my hard drive.

Any help would be great, thanks!

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Alexander Riedel
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Re: Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

Post by Alexander Riedel »

The "Packaged Executable" options was removed. It was confusing and led to mixup as it cannot be determined on that page *which* packaged executable by users with multiple projects.
Adding the specific executable is the correct way to do this.

The generated MSI never has created a start menu icon. You have the option of creating a desktop shortcut.
A custom action would allow you to add items to the start menu.
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kdwisdom
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Re: Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

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Thanks. I don't have a custom action on my other application and it shows up in the start menu, so I'm not sure what would have been different there.

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Re: Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

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Maybe I am wrong. I will check.... What type of installer did you have selected?
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kdwisdom
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Re: Packaged Executable missing as option in MSI Settings

Post by kdwisdom »

I just chose desktop shortcut and it appears that also creates the start menu folder/shortcut, so I think I'm good.

Thanks,

Kyle