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How to let all files go to one folder?

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In distribution of application (use application sutup wizard or whatever), how to know which file will go to which folder when the user doint setup (so can offer a file listing the details)? Even better, how to offer the option to let the user choose all the files go to one folder?
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I use wise, and does all of his own (great one).
Otherwise, sotre all the needed file for your particular application in your own dir. All the common OCX, DLL... should be stored in the System32 dir.
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Hi waty

>I use wise, and does all of his own (great one).
What is "wise"? A setup wizard?

>Otherwise, sotre all the needed file for your >particular application in your own dir. All the common OCX, >DLL...should be stored in the System32 dir.
Do you mean the files will go to a folder the user choosed and folder Windows\System? Can I let all the files go to only one folder - the user choosed folder?
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by:waty
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Yes, go on www.glbs.com.

>Do you mean the files will go to a folder the user choosed and >folder Windows\System? Can I let all the files go to only one >folder - the user choosed folder?
Sure you could, but doing this, you certainly will have several times the same OCX/DLL...  on different places on the user hard disk.

By storing them all in the System32 dir, this will allow only 1 instance and the latest one.


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by:Éric Moreau
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Using the Setup wizard, you have a the option of sending your OCX and DLL wherever you want.

When you are in the screen «Setup Wizard - File Summary», select the file you want to change the directory and click on the «File details» button. In there you can change the «Destination directory» to $(AppPath) which will install these files in the directory selected by the user at setup time.
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Hi Waty

>Yes, go on www.glbs.com.
Many thanks. I will go to see.

>>files go to only one >folder - the user choosed folder?
>Sure you could.
Can you tell me how?

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by:waty
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Depending on the Setup maker. With "Wise", you choose where you want to store each files. You have also a dialog to let the user where to store the application, but in that case, take care to modify all the INI files, registry...
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by:username1
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I see, thank you vary much.
But I don't like the registry :-( Very difficult to change the registrys for an application, you don't know how many places the related registry keys an values, and where.
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by:Éric Moreau
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Using the setup wizard, you don't have to play with registry settings or INI files...
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To emoreau:

Thank you very much. I will tried what you said.

Username1
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