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
Solved

How to make VB setup Program

Posted on 1998-08-31
2
510 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
I have one VB application with crystal reports. I want to make a setup file so that I can run this file on different machines by doubleclicking the setup file.

I want my application (which calls Crystal Reports) to be independent of path. I would like following steps for the setup file :
1) On doubleclicking, setup program must ask the path where the application is to be stored
2) copy VBapplicationexe file (say 'Myappl.exe') and crystal report files ( say '*.rpt')
3) update Autoexec.bat and append path with the Path from step 1.

I will appreciate an early reply
Thanks


0
Comment
Question by:rolee
2 Comments
 

Expert Comment

by:rikonigsberg
ID: 1432083
Why do you want to append the path with your app? What do you expect to achieve by doing that?

RK

0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
jf26028 earned 40 total points
ID: 1432084
1)  The easiest way to allow the users to enter the path of the executeable is to give them a standard Drive/Folder/File menu and let them browse for the path.  

2) Use the following code to copy the files if the install files are in the same path location as the executeable.

    FileCopy app.path & \Myapp1.exe", PathFromForm1 & "\Myapp1.exe"
   
You can use this code to copy all of your reports files, but it doesnt accept wildcards (*.*).

3) Use this code...

Open "c:\autoexec.bat" for append as #1
print #1, "path = %path%;" & PathFromForm1
close #1

This will update the path to include your app path.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Introduction In a recent article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_7811-A-Better-Concatenate-Function.html) for the Excel community, I showed an improved version of the Excel Concatenate() function.  While writing that article I realized that no o…
Article by: Martin
Here are a few simple, working, games that you can use as-is or as the basis for your own games. Tic-Tac-Toe This is one of the simplest of all games.   The game allows for a choice of who goes first and keeps track of the number of wins for…
Get people started with the process of using Access VBA to control Excel using automation, Microsoft Access can control other applications. An example is the ability to programmatically talk to Excel. Using automation, an Access application can laun…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…

838 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