This information applies to the following project types:
If your product requires that the .NET Framework be installed on the target system, you can add the .NET Framework redistributable to your project. If the target system does not have the .NET Framework, it is installed during your installation.
You can also include redistributables for .NET Framework language packs in your project. The language packs contain translated text, such as error messages, for languages other than English.
The method for adding the .NET Framework and .NET Framework language packs to your project depends on the project type that you are using, as well as the version of .NET Framework that your product requires.
Some .NET Framework versions include earlier .NET Framework versions:
If you want to include .NET support in a Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI, or Web project, do one of the following:
To test whether the .NET Framework is already installed on the target system, you can use the built-in MsiNetAssemblySupport property. It is set to the version of a particular .NET DLL (fusion.dll) if the .NET Framework is installed, and it is not set if the .NET Framework is not installed.
If you want to include one or more versions of the .NET Framework in an InstallScript project, use the Objects view to add the Microsoft .NET Framework object to your installation. This object also enables you to add one or more language packs to an InstallScript project. To learn more, see.
To determine whether a particular version of the .NET Framework or a language pack is installed, use theand pass the DOTNETFRAMEWORKINSTALLED predefined constant.
Note that some of the InstallShield prerequisites and objects are not installed with InstallShield. You may need to download them. For more information, see.
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