InstallShield Professional V7. (Tools).InstallShield Professional offers software developers an installation solution for the creation of non-Windows Installer (MSL See multiple single-level. ) based software installations. Professional 7 introduces over forty new features and enhancements including source code control integration, automated update capabilities, and Microsoft .NET See .NET. support. The new update capabilities enable software developers to manage the entire update lifecycle from one tool. InstallShield Professional offers an intuitive Media Wizard that creates software updates using advanced differencing technology. The Wizard creates a difference file that contains only the changes between versions, reducing the size of each update. The file differences are then distributed as part of an update setup created in Professional, which includes an "update-aware" script allowing developers to fully customize the update setup experience.
Professional 7 offers integrated source code control support, enabling developers to manage installation projects the same way they manage other code and ensure proper versioning control during development. Using a new project format specifically designed to support source code control activities, Professional facilitates the usage of virtually all the leading source code control solutions including Microsoft Visual SourceSafe Microsoft Visual SourceSafe (VSS) is a source control software package oriented towards smaller software development projects. Overview
SourceSafe was created by a company called One Tree Software. The first version known was 3. , Merant PVCS A popular system of version control and configuration management software from Serena Software, Inc., San Mateo, CA, that runs on DOS, Windows, OS/2 and various Unix platforms. It is widely used on PC-based LANs. , and other solutions that support the Microsoft Common Source Code Control Interface.
Using Script-Based Installations for Microsoft NET See .NET.
InstallShield Professional also extends the power of InstallScript to the Microsoft .NET Framework, giving software developers access to Microsoft's latest advancements. Developers can distribute the Microsoft NET Framework with their setups, scan C# NET and Visual Basic .NET '
Visual Basic .NET (VB.NET) is an object-oriented computer language that can be viewed as an evolution of Microsoft's Visual Basic (VB) implemented on the Microsoft .NET framework. projects for file dependencies, and mark file groups as .NET assemblies. Fuly Automated Migration Path.
Professional 7 offers an upgrade for most InstallScript-driven setups. When users of InstallShield Professional 6.x open their old projects in version 7, project files are automatically converted to the new format. Enhanced InstallScript Capabilities - With 75 new functions, developers can use over 275 predefined functions to customize any part of the installation including user dialog sequences, file transfers, error handling, reboot To reload the operating system, which restarts the computer. See boot.
(operating system) reboot - (From boot) A boot with the implication that the computer has not been down for long, or that the boot is a bounce intended to clear some state of wedgitude.
See warm boot. , and, the uninstallation routine, avoiding the need to write custom DLLs to perform installation tasks.
Enhanced One-Click Internet Installations Professional gives developers the ability to create easy-to-download Web versions of their software. With One-Click Install, consumers download and install the developer's software directly from the Web in one step.
The One-Click Install technology installs the files not already present on the destination PC, saving via bandwidth. Enhanced Windows XP Support Developers can support both Windows XP Professional and Home Editions as target platforms in addition to Windows 2000, NT 4, 95, 98, and ME.
Expanded InstallShield Objects - New Objects for MDAC (Microsoft Data Access Components) A package of database drivers from Microsoft for connecting client PCs to the databases in servers. MDAC is periodically updated to reflect changes in ADO, OLE DB and ODBC and is a required installation in developers' and many 2.7, DirectX 8.1, Crystal Reports 8.5 and the .NET Framework let developers avoid scripting when including popular third-party technologies. Developers drag and drop A graphical user interface (GUI) capability that lets you perform operations by moving the icon of an object with the mouse into another window or onto another icon. For example, files can be copied or moved by dragging them from one folder to another. InstallShield Objects into the installation project, enabling the latest versions of third-party technology to be included.