2010 April

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Installer Command Line

Visual Studio installation actions allow specifying command line parameters. Recently, I tried using this to get a handle on the target directory where the applicaiton is installed. Unfortunately, the installer fails parsing the [TARGETDIR] property. The installer aborts reporting a failure to find a file or assembly in C:WindowsSystem32FileISRMyPoductName. The installation log sheds no additional […]

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Visual Studio 2008 Package Fails to Load

Yet another item for practicing The Art of Work Around(r). This time, I was tackling an installation package that has been giving my client a hard time. While debugging the installer Visual Studio began crushing following the message: “Visual Studio Explorer [or Settings] and Designer Package failed to load properly….” The message indicated that I […]