In this tab you can edit the properties of a new prerequisite or change the properties of an existing one.
This section contains the information showed to the end-user when the prerequisite wizard is launched. Note that this information does not affect in any way the prerequisite.
The name of the prerequisite. This information will be shown to the user in the prerequisites wizard and does not affect the prerequisite detection or installation.
The minimum version required, for the prerequisite to be installed. This information will be shown to the user in the prerequisites wizard and does not affect the prerequisite detection or installation.
The maximum version required, for the prerequisite to be installed. This information will be shown to the user in the prerequisites wizard and does not affect the prerequisite detection or installation.
Minimum version and Maximum version fields are just informative.
The Prerequisite Selector control takes the minimum and maximum version from the prerequisite install condition.
This information will let the end-user know what prerequisites must be installed in order to install your application.
Reboot system after installing this prerequisite
The user will be prompted to reboot the machine after the prerequisite is installed. If the user accepts a reboot, the machine will be automatically restarted and the installation will continue, otherwise the installation will be aborted.
Continue with main installation even if the prerequisite is not installed
When this option is unchecked, the main product installation will not fail as in case of a launch condition but it won't be allowed until the prerequisite is installed.
It is recommended to also have an appropriate launch condition for each prerequisite set with this option.
Enabling this option for a feature-based prerequisite will not rollback the installation when the prerequisite fails if you're running the main package in silent mode. This is happening because during a silent installation any feature-based prerequisites will always be installed after the main installation when it's too late to rollback.
Register prerequisite with Visual Studio
Registers the prerequisite with Visual Studio. Registered prerequisites can be selected when creating "Setup and Deployment" projects.
Register prerequisite with Advanced Installer
Registers the prerequisite with Advanced Installer. Registered prerequisites can be added by selecting Packages root element in the "Additional Packages" list from the Prerequisites page.
Only after installing a package with prerequisites registered this way, they will appear as predefined in Advanced Installer or Visual Studio.