Importing a WISE project

ImportantThe following article uses options that are available starting with the Freeware edition and project type.

This tutorial will guide you in importing a WISE project into an Advanced Installer project.

Let's suppose you have a WISE project and you want to import its settings in an Advanced Installer project. Creating the project from scratch is a time consuming operation and requires extensive knowledge about the original .WSI project. By using the Advanced Installer support for importing WISE projects you can do this in no-time.

ImportantThe import process may not add all the resources of the original WISE project. So after importing you should inspect the resulted project to make sure that everything is OK.

In this tutorial we'll import a sample project for an application called "My Application".

1. Start a "WISE Project" project type

If Advanced Installer is not currently running, launch it by double-clicking a desktop icon or selecting it from the "Start" menu. When the application starts, you will see a dialog where you can choose “Import” > “WISE Project” project type.

New "WISE Project" project type

The "WISE Import Wizard" will be launched assisting you to configure the import parameters.

2. Collect information

In this dialog select the location of the .WSI that you want to import and specify a work directory where the .WSI resources will be extracted.

Collect Information

3. Change project type

Choose the project type you want to import the WISE project into.

Collect Information

4. Select installation folder

Specify the installation folder. Advanced Installer will automatically detect it and it will be marked italic in the folder tree. To change the installation folder use the "Set Installation Folder" context menu option. The new installation folder will appear bold.

ImportantSystem directories cannot be set as installation folder.

Installation Folder

5. Import WISE project


Press [ Finish ] button to import the .WSI into a new Advanced Installer project.