MAKEMSI quickly and reliably creates MSI files in a non-programmatic way
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Open File via VBSCRIPT CA

The following shows one way to open an installed (or preexisting) file near the end of the install:

;--- Add file ---------------------------------------------------------------
<$Component "Doco" Create="Y" Directory_="INSTALLDIR">
    <$File Source="out\doco\makemsi.chm">
<$/Component>

;--- Open file near end of install ------------------------------------------
#data "CaDataExecute"
   "FileToOpen" "[INSTALLDIR]MakeMsi.CHM"
#data
<$VbsCa Binary="OpenFile.vbs" DATA=^CaDataExecute^>
   ;--- INSTALL -------------------------------------------------------------
   <$VbsCaEntry "OpenFileNearEndOfInstall">
       ;--- Build the command we wish to execute ----------------------------
       dim StartCmd : StartCmd = "start """" """ & VbsCaCadGet("FileToOpen") & """"

       ;--- Execute the command ---------------------------------------------
       VbsCaRunSync StartCmd, 0, ""         ;;Ignore RC
   <$/VbsCaEntry>
<$/VbsCa>
<$VbsCaSetup Binary="OpenFile.vbs" Entry="OpenFileNearEndOfInstall" Seq="StartServices-" CONDITION=^<$CONDITION_INSTALL_ONLY>^ DATA=^CaDataExecute^>

Of course you could just as easily have started more than one file/command and the commands did not have to be open commands.


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