Windows installer has its own way to display installer user interface which is far different from other technologies. MSI supports few controls compared to .Net or other platform. Though it is not very difficult, still it is hard job to develop sophisticated installation package with good user interface, even after using well known installer software. NvnInstaller.MsiDotNet api makes this job easier.
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