Solved

Setup / Distributing Program ?

Posted on 1998-12-08
1
216 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-03
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
0
Comment
Question by:collinng
[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 3

Accepted Solution

by:
cognition earned 100 total points
ID: 1448897
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.

0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
MS Access Search and Replace Using VBA 6 92
Excel - Save a copy of work book 13 91
Added a column screws up code 5 69
fso.FolderExists("\\server\HiddenFolder$") 4 89
There are many ways to remove duplicate entries in an SQL or Access database. Most make you temporarily insert an ID field, make a temp table and copy data back and forth, and/or are slow. Here is an easy way in VB6 using ADO to remove duplicate row…
Most everyone who has done any programming in VB6 knows that you can do something in code like Debug.Print MyVar and that when the program runs from the IDE, the value of MyVar will be displayed in the Immediate Window. Less well known is Debug.Asse…
Get people started with the utilization of class modules. Class modules can be a powerful tool in Microsoft Access. They allow you to create self-contained objects that encapsulate functionality. They can easily hide the complexity of a process from…
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…

733 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