is code signing?
Installer supports code signing
to code sign a setup package
to install a VB 6.0 application
to install a VB.NET application
to install an Excel Add-In using Visual Installer
This is the fourth special newsletter in a series of
for those who had downloaded a trial version of SamLogic
Visual Installer. The newsletters contain articles and
practical tips about Visual Installer.
In this issue you can read about why it´s important to
code sign your setup package. We have also included a
tip that shows how to code sign a setup package using
Visual Installer has powerful support for Visual Studio
/ Visual Basic. In this article you can read more about
this. We have also included two tips that show how to
import av VB project and create a setup package for the
VB application. Finally we have included a tip that
shows how to install an Excel Add-in using Visual
If you have questions about Visual Installer, please feel
free to contact me. If you want to read another issue in
this special newsletter series they are available here:
- A powerful and easy-to-use setup tool
- The setup wizard in Visual Installer
- How to make a good first impression of your application
- 64 bit and localized installations
IS CODE SIGNING?
You may have heard the term code signing before.
But what is it? We will give you an explanation in this
Q&A page, where we also gives answers some other
is Code Signing / Digital Signature / Digital Certificate?
VISUAL INSTALLER SUPPORTS CODE SIGNING
Visual Installer supports code signing (digital signing)
of setup packages. The digital signature that is added
to the setup package assures that the setup program and
the files to install have not been tampered with, or
infected by malware, since the creation. A code signed
setup package also generates fewer warning messages, and
those messages that are shown are not so harsh.
Visual Installer can code sign a setup package
Visual Installer has built-in functions to automatically
code sign a setup package. Microsoft Authenticode
technology is used in the signing process. You can read
more on this web page:
Installer - Can create a code signed setup package
TO CODE SIGN A SETUP PACKAGE
In this step-by-step tip we will show you how to code
sign a setup package using Visual Installer:
How to code sign a setup package
TO INSTALL A VB 6.0 APPLICATION
Visual Installer has powerful functions for setup of VB
6.0 programs. It can install VB6 program files, ActiveX
components, DLL files, type libraries, databases,
database engines (DAO, ADO, RDO etc.), and other types
of files, in an automatic way. By analyzing your VB
project file (the .VBP file) Visual Installer will know
which files to include in the setup project. Visual
Installer will collect the files automatically.
Visual Installer can replace the Package and Deployment
Wizard tool, so you can give your installations a
professional and modern user interface. The setup tool
can also handle license keys and password to protect
your installations. Created installations can be code
signed and multiple languages can be used for an
In this step-by-step tip we shows how to import a VB6
project and create an installation package for it. This
tip is available both as a text tip and video tip:
How to create an installation for a VB6 application
TO INSTALL A VB NET APPLICATION
Visual Installer can also import a Visual Basic .NET
project file and create an installation package for a
VB.NET application. All versions from Visual Basic 2002
to Visual Basic 2012 (Visual Studio 2012) are supported
by Visual Installer. The following tip shows how to import a
VB.NET project and create an installation package for
it. This tip is available both as a text tip and video
How to create an installation for a VB.NET application
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TO INSTALL AN EXCEL ADD-IN USING VISUAL INSTALLER
With Visual Installer you can also install an Excel
Add-in in an easy way.
This step-by-step tip describes
how to do it. The tip is available both as a text tip
and a video tip:
How to install an Excel Add-In using Visual Installer
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