Windows Installer has the ability to install .NET and Win32 assemblies. These are installed as side-by-side assemblies on Microsoft Windows XP or later. Side-by-side assemblies allow applications to safely share assemblies avoiding previous issues with assembly sharing, such as DLL conflicts. Instead of a single version of an assembly that assumes backward compatibility with all applications, side-by-side assembly sharing enables multiple versions of a COM or Win32 assembly to run simultaneously on the system.
Adding an assembly
Use the Insert key while the left pane is focused. A File Picker Dialog dialog will appear, where you can choose a file to add.toolbar button, the “Add Assembly...” context menu item or press the
Adding multiple assemblies
To add multiple assemblies at once, use the Insert key while the left pane is focused. A dialog appears enabling you to select one or more files. If multiple files are selected the Assembly Destination Dialog appears.toolbar button, the “Add Assembly...” context menu item or press the
Removing an assembly
Use the Delete key while an element is selected.toolbar button, the “Delete” tree context menu item or press the
- Assembly Properties
Setting an Assembly's properties in Advanced Installer.
- Assembly Destination
Select the destination where the assemblies will be installed.