Project Details View

The Project Details view is displayed within the main program area when an MSI Package Builder project is selected in the Projects view. This view is used to define the data that is used to configure a deployment package being created on a basis of the project Pic 1. The settings are grouped by tabs.

The Project Details view

Pic 1. The Project Details view

On the General tab in the Product Details group, you should define the generic package properties such as the product name, manufacturer, language, etc. The Product Support Information group can be used to override the common support configuration defined within the program preferences.

The MSI tab is used to configure the Windows Installer package generated base on the project. The General Properties group allows you to define the MSI installation context, the way the generated package behaves regarding the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel and if the PC should be restarted for the installation to complete. The Product Information group is used to define generic MSI package properties, such as the product name, manufacturer, language, etc. The Identification & Upgrade group is used to define the product GUID and upgrade GUID, if it is required. Within the Digital Signature group, it is possible to override the common package signing configuration for the selected project, if it is required. The Install Options part allows you to define the supported operating systems, the required Microsoft .NET Framework version and install mode. And the Summary Info part is responsible for defining summary information for the package.

This configuration is stored between sessions and is used to complete the corresponding properties during an MSI package creation. For a detailed description of each option, refer to the Creating MSI Package section of this document.

The App-V and MSIX/AppX tabs are available only for regular installation projects and are is used to configure the corresponding deployment packages output based on the project.

As for the App-V one, within the General Properties group, you may define the package GUID (witch is generated automatically by default) and the package description. The Install Options part allows you to define the supported operating systems and the model of interaction between the virtual application and the underlying operating system. The Internal Package Info group is used to maintain the App-V package history.

Under the MSIX/AppX tab, the General Properties group contains the fields to define a package name, a publisher for the package and a description. The Target Platforms group allows you to configure the minimum and maximum desktop and server operating system versions, that are supported by the package.