SpicIE: Deployment of a SpicIE based Plug-In

After you have written a useful plug-in it comes the time when you have to deploy the plug-in on other computers But there may be some pitfalls during the deployment.

First there is an “Install.bat” in your project which can be used for the plug-in registration.

More difficult is the determination of assemblies which the plug-in depends on. You have to identify all necessary assemblies and must deploy these assemblies with your setup if they are not on the target computer.

Important: SpicIE base framework depends on “Microsoft.mshtml.dll” and “Interop.SHDocVw.dll”.

Both assemblies are part of the Visual Studio 2008 redistribuable file “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Merge Modules\vs90_piaredist.exe”. You can use this file to deploy these assemblies to a target computer.

And finally ... Don't forget that you need a .NET framework on the target computer.


Comments (3)
  1. kconklin says:

    Interop.SHDocVw.dll does not seem to be a part of vs90_piaredist.exe.  I had problems until I realized this and deployed it directly to the app folder.

  2. DelphiGuy says:

    This doesn't even tell you how to make an installer for your plugin using Windows Installer.

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