In this article, you will see installation, usage, integration, details, and dependencies of Inno Setup Dependency Installer.
Inno Setup Dependency Installer can download and install any dependency such as .NET, Visual C++ or SQL Server during your application's installation. In addition, it is easy to add your own dependencies as well.
Installation and Usage
- Download and install Inno Setup 6.2+.
- Download the script from here or from the Github repository.
- Open the extracted ExampleSetup.iss file.
- Comment out dependency function calls inside
InitializeSetup function to disable installing them:
- Modify other sections like
[Setup] [Files] [Icons] as necessary.
- Build the setup using Inno Setup compiler.
You can also just include CodeDependencies.iss file into your setup and call the desired
Dependency_Add functions (some may need defining their exe file path before the
#define public Dependency_Path_NetCoreCheck "dependencies\"
function InitializeSetup: Boolean;
// add the dependencies you need
Result := True;
You have two ways to distribute the dependency installers. By default, most dependencies will be downloaded from the official website. Another way is to pack the dependency into a single executable setup like so:
Include the dependency setup file by defining the source:
Source: "dxwebsetup.exe"; Flags: dontcopy noencryption
ExtractTemporaryFile() before the corresponding
The dependencies are installed based on the system architecture. If you want to install 32-bit dependencies on a 64-bit system, you can force 32-bit mode like so:
Dependency_ForceX86 := True;
Dependency_ForceX86 := False;
If you only deploy 32-bit binaries and dependencies, you can also instead just not define ArchitecturesInstallIn64BitMode in
- .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1
- .NET Framework 4.0
- .NET Framework 4.5.2
- .NET Framework 4.6.2
- .NET Framework 4.7.2
- .NET Framework 4.8.1
- .NET Core 3.1 (Runtime, ASP.NET, Desktop)
- .NET 5.0 (Runtime, ASP.NET, Desktop)
- .NET 6.0 (Runtime, ASP.NET, Desktop)
- .NET 7.0 (Runtime, ASP.NET, Desktop)
- Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable
- Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable
- Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable
- Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable
- Visual C++ 2013 Update 5 Redistributable
- Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable
- SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Express
- SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 Express
- SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 Express
- SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 3 Express
- SQL Server 2017 Express
- SQL Server 2019 Express
- SQL Server 2022 Express
- Access Database Engine 2010
- Access Database Engine 2016
- DirectX End-User Runtime
- WebView2 Runtime
Thanks to the community for sharing many fixes and improvements. To contribute, please create a pull request.
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