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Posted on 2000-03-09
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Ok, i'm having a bit of a problem sending my executables to people, i thought that since i'm writing VC++ the .exe will have everything it needs and i won't have to distribute other stuff with it, apparently if the user doesn't have up to date mfc42.dll file the program doesn't run correctly on his computer, and sending the file along for the user to replace is annoying since it has to be done in dos (windows locks this file). so what i need is a program that does a nice installation package and that checks for all the files that might be needed to be distributed along with my program (something like the packager that comes with VB) and that updates these DLLs! anyone suggests anything? (the more freeware it is the better :) )
Thank you
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Install Shield
It comes with VC++ 4.x
As far as I know it is also included in Dev studio 5.0 and 6.0
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Ok cool, thanks i'll try it out, didn't see it :)
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by:tullhead
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Does Install Shield come with VC++ 6.0?
I have the "Professional Edition" but I
don't see Install Sheild.  Rather, there
is version 1.0 of 'Visual Installer' which I haven't figured out yet....
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Well i have the Visual Studio 6.0 Enterprise edition, and install shield does come with it
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by:tullhead
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I guess its not in the "professional" version -- on the other hand, maybe I just don't know where to look!  Where does it hang out?
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well if you insert the first cd that has all the software on it (VB, VC++,...) instead of running the normal setup, look on the root directory of the cd for ishield or something like that, it should be there, then run setup from within it
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