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Setup / Distributing Program ?

Posted on 1998-12-08
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Hi,
i like to know how to distribute a program.

I created a setup directory with the following environment:

1. Setup directory in C:\Collin\Setup\
2. A AddrBook.mdb database in C:\Collin\AddrBook.mdb
3. A hard-coded "Data1" with Source-data ppty as  "C:\Collin\AddrBook.mdb"
4. A SeaGate Crystal Report in C:\Collin\Mail.rpt
5. A hard-coded Crystal Control with Source-data ppty as "C:\Collin\Mail.rpt"

My Questions:
If a network user run my setup/distribution:
1. Will he be able to use my program ?
2. Will he need to create a same dir "C:\Collin\" ?
3. Does he need to have a SeaGate Crystal Report, even if he has installed all generated .DLL files of SeaGate from VB5.0 Setup Wizard ?

Thanks, and best regards,
Collin
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You will have problems distributing an application with hard coded paths.

You can use the App.Path property to return the directory where the applicatino is installed. If the mdb and rpt are all in the same directory as the executable, you do not need to include the full path. That will make it much easier to distribute the application.
In answer to you questions though.
1. Yes
2. Yes
3. No. They should be included as part of the setup wizard process.

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