Prerequisite Properties Tab

In this tab you can edit the properties of a new prerequisite or change the properties of an existing one.

Prerequisite Properties Tab

Display

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.

Name

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.

Ver Min

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.

Ver Max

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.

NoteThis information will let the end-user know what prerequisites must be installed in order to install your application.

Options

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.

NoteIt is recommended to also have an appropriate launch condition for each prerequisite set with this option.

Caution!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.

Compression

Archive prerequisite files using LZMA Compression

This allows you to enable LZMA Compression for your prerequisite files.

NoteIn order to use compression, your prerequisite files must be included in the EXE bootstrapper. This setting can be changed in the Configuration Tab page.

Registration

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.

NoteOnly after installing a package with prerequisites registered this way, they will appear as predefined in Advanced Installer or Visual Studio.