08-07-2002, 01:31 AM
I have manually created an installer due to some extra features I need. Now I am stuck on the part where you actually installs the application, it will be only on EXE file, how do i merge two projects together, and installs one of them onto the users machine?
08-07-2002, 01:45 AM
what do you mean by mearge 2 projects??
Extra Features!. For example?
08-07-2002, 01:49 AM
for example. when the user clicks my setup.exe i have created.
it goes through some stages explaining the product and at the end it will install the actual program which i have made it seperate to the installer, how do i install the second program onto the machine following the installer?
just to note again, i created the installer manually because some personal features needed.
08-07-2002, 02:20 AM
You can use the Shell() command to start the next program.
08-07-2002, 09:10 AM
You mean you've written an installer which doesn't actually install anything so far? You can install the files by using FileCopy, if you want some folder manipulations use MkDir. To register DLLs etc, use ShellExecute and the regsvr32 command line program...
08-07-2002, 10:36 AM
This sounds like a chicken and egg problem. You want to install
a VB program using a VB program. But if the VB runtimes aren't
available, the first VB written install program won't run either.
08-09-2002, 08:59 PM
I have an idea...
If you are really hardcore about this make-your-own installer thing, then get the binary code for the project you are installing and have it "put"ted to the disk in .exe format.
08-09-2002, 09:08 PM
How about make a program in C++ that will copy the basic VB runtimes to the system and then Shell your VB program to finish the installation. :)
Just an IDEA :D