Releases View

InstallShield 2012 Spring

Project: The Releases view is available in the following project types:

Advanced UI
Basic MSI
InstallScript
InstallScript MSI
InstallScript Object
Merge Module
Suite/Advanced UI

After you have completely designed your project in InstallShield, you are ready to build a release for testing and, ultimately, distribution to end users. The Releases view contains settings that indicate how InstallShield should build your release.

When you build a release, InstallShield takes all of the information from your project and compiles it into a Windows Installer installation package (.msi file), merge module (.msm file), or an executable file and related files, depending on the project type, that are capable of installing your product onto any supported Windows platform.

Tip: In some project types, you can also use the Release Wizard to configure the settings for your release.

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