Building a Release from the Command Line

InstallShield 2012 Spring

You can build a release from the command line using ISCmdBld.exe for Windows Installer–based projects, for InstallScript projects, and for Advanced UI or Suite/Advanced UI projects. If your project includes InstallScript, ISCmdBld.exe also compiles it before building the release.

Using ISCmdBld.exe to build an installation can be useful if you are trying to build from a batch file. Also, building a release from the command line using ISCmdBld.exe will handle the conversion of .ipr and .ipo files (object project files created using InstallShield Professional) to an .ism file, in addition to building the release.

Tip: An .ism file in either binary or XML format is accepted by the command-line build. The command-line build also works with Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI project files (.issuite).

You can build a release from the command line using ISCmdBld.exe with the Standalone Build. For more information, see Standalone Build.

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