Applications that are installed with InstallAware
are self repairing:
- If the target of a shortcut you created no longer exists,
the Windows Installer service will automatically be invoked
to install the missing files.
- If your application owns a file type, when a file of
that type is launched in the shell and the associated
executable is missing, the Windows Installer service will
again be invoked to perform repairs.
What's even better is that all you need to
do in order to take advantage of this feature is just to choose
Advertised as the
type of your shortcuts and file types in the InstallAware
IDE. Windows Installer and InstallAware
takes care of the rest, and absolutely no changes to your
own program files are required.