Solved

Exporting Delphi application with DB

Posted on 1997-05-26
1
197 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hello,

I will soon start writing a new program with Delphi 2.0, using win95. This program I later want to give away to some friends, so I wonder if there is anything I must think of to make the program easily exportable. Like for instance, which DB to use, which files to copy, How to install on target computer etc.

Earlier I have written one small program with Delphi 1.0 and when moving the program to another computer all I had to do was to copy my tables and other files and then setting the alias on the new computer, but then I knew the target computer had Delphi. Now I want to be able to export to computers not having Delphi.

Also if I use 2.0, will the program be able to run under win 3.11?

/ Andreas
0
Comment
Question by:d91-avd
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
sleach earned 100 total points
ID: 1336599
You can use The native Database support(BDE) under Delphi 2, and easily distribute your application using Install Shield included with Delphi 2.  Install Shield includes support for distributing all the neccessary Database files.

And no.  Delphi 2 applications will NOT run under win 3.1.  Win3.1 is a 16 but OS.  Delphi 2 creates 32 bit executables.  They are NOT backwards compatible.
0

Featured Post

On Demand Webinar - Networking for the Cloud Era

This webinar discusses:
-Common barriers companies experience when moving to the cloud
-How SD-WAN changes the way we look at networks
-Best practices customers should employ moving forward with cloud migration
-What happens behind the scenes of SteelConnect’s one-click button

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article explains how to create forms/units independent of other forms/units object names in a delphi project. Have you ever created a form for user input in a Delphi project and then had the need to have that same form in a other Delphi proj…
In my programming career I have only very rarely run into situations where operator overloading would be of any use in my work.  Normally those situations involved math with either overly large numbers (hundreds of thousands of digits or accuracy re…
In this video, viewers will be given step by step instructions on adjusting mouse, pointer and cursor visibility in Microsoft Windows 10. The video seeks to educate those who are struggling with the new Windows 10 Graphical User Interface. Change Cu…
If you’ve ever visited a web page and noticed a cool font that you really liked the look of, but couldn’t figure out which font it was so that you could use it for your own work, then this video is for you! In this Micro Tutorial, you'll learn yo…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question