This page allows you to configure the prerequisite files.
A prerequisite package can be retrieved from one of the following locations:
- Use files from disk - this option allows you to specify an installation file on the disk that will be added to your installation package files. Additional prerequisite files can also be selected.
- Download single file from URL - this option allows you to specify a URL which points to the prerequisite setup file. You can use the installation package exact size and MD5 signature to verify if the prerequisite is downloaded correctly or not. This option supports only single-file prerequisites. You cannot select additional files.
- Open website in default Internet browser - this option will allow the user to browse the specified website and select the prerequisite version that he wants to install. In this case, the prerequisite wizard will wait until the user clicks "Finish" button in the wizard before verifying if the prerequisite was installed correctly or not.
Main Setup File
This field lets you specify the exact path, URL or website address which contains the prerequisite installation package. The URL field can be PseudoFormatted Type or Formatted Type (for Feature-based prerequisites only).
Use the Edit PseudoFormatted Type Dialog.button to edit the URL using the
The folder name specifies the location where the prerequisite files will be extracted for installation. This is a path relative to the Application Data folder.
For online prerequisites with the location "Open website in default Internet browser," this field is ignored. The download folder is computed automatically during installation to guarantee that there are no conflicts between prerequisites.
This field is used extensively for our Predefined Prerequisites to specify a local download folder and an optional custom file name like this:
If the “?FILE” construction is missing (just the “DIRECTORY” name is specified), the download file name from URL is used automatically.
Save return value in this property
This field holds the name of the property in which the prerequisite installer will store its return value. You can use this property during the install process of your main MSI.
This field is forced to uppercase characters due to the fact that only public properties set during Wizard Dialogs Stage will be passed to Install Execution Stage.
Action to be run before the package installation
Using this option you can select any of the custom actions declared in the project to be ran before the prerequisite is installed. You can pick an action from the dropdown list or click on Go To shortcut hyperlink to open Custom Actions page. The dropdown list contains all your custom actions without sequence
Action to be run after this package installation
Using this option you can select any of the custom actions declared in the project to be ran after the prerequisite is installed. You can pick an action from the dropdown list or click on Go To shortcut hyperlink to open Custom Actions page. The dropdown list contains all your custom actions without sequence.
In this list, you can add additional files required by your prerequisite.
You can specify additional files for your prerequisite by using theand buttons.
Only files that are in the primary setup file folder or one of its sub-folders can be added.
The selected file can be removed from the list by usingbutton.
Enables logging for the prerequisite package. The log will be created at the path specified in Log File field.
Specify the command line for logging.