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Old 09-01-2004, 09:46 AM
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Is there a good installer that anyone could recommend that is easy to use and that would extract a VB program onto the C: directory and then place the .exe into the startup folder? Also start the program after installation?
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:15 AM
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you should be able to create setup programs in the program you use to write your code. I know that you can make nice ones in ShaprDevelop
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:28 AM
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Don't remember C+--got anything easier to how to do it in VB?
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:35 AM
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In SharpDevelop, all I have to do is change some values, not write out a C++ program. If you are using VB.net, is there a package and deployment wizrd like there is in VB6
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Old 09-01-2004, 10:50 AM
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Where is it at?
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:16 AM
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File > New > Project > Setup and Deployment Projects
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Old 09-01-2004, 03:33 PM
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If you want to use something external I can recommend InnoSetup (http://www.jrsoftware.org/). I used to use this in VB6 as the p&d wizard was a fake. If you also download ISTool it is very easy to do the setup with all the features you described.
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File > New > Project > Setup and Deployment Projects

This looks pretty easy to do especially with the wizard, but how do you get the final program that is extractable?

After closing I have a project, solution, and two empty folders
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:51 PM
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Nevermind I found the build option.

But one question. I made my program to install to the C: folder because not everyone that will be using my program is using the same operating system and folders are never alike.

So how to I set my installer to instll to the C: folder?
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Why wouldn't you let the user choose the destination folder? It is a very bad idea to install to the root of C:.
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Old 09-02-2004, 11:49 AM
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If you use InnoSetup you can just use any system folder, for example some subfolder of the Windows folder ("{win}" or "{win}\MyFolder"), to the System folder (normally System32) ("{sys}" or "{sys}\MyFolder") or to the folder the user chooses ({app})

It's kind of easy to do things like that.
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Old 09-03-2004, 11:43 PM
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I see that it is possible to add other folders. How to you specify which folders to install to? For instance, how you you install something to "my documents" folders?

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