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evermeulen
Pilgrim

Newbie - Opening a file after installation

I have created a basic .msi installer and have also included a customised .hta file that drops with the installer package. I wish to call and display this .hta to the user once the .msi installer has finished installing. I have tried calling it from the "Installation interview" section but it seems as though it cannot call .hta files? :confused: can you confirm how I can call a .hta screen once the installation has finished.

Second prize would be to call a vbs file (also included in the .msi installer) and the vbs file would call the .hta file on the local machine...if possible.
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Holger_G
Pilgrim

Re: Newbie - Opening a file after installation

I would recommend to create a InstallScript custom action to open the .hta file.
You can make use of the ShellExecute function (Shell32.dll API) and the 'open' operation parameter.
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evermeulen
Pilgrim

how?

excuse my ignorance, but how do you do this? im quite new to installhield and like most people that use it want to do some advance stuff...(like opening a hta after install Smiley Very Happy)

Please help.
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Holger_G
Pilgrim

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