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Use .dlls from CD

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Hi ppl!!
I have a question for you... I'm making a CD with all the programs I had
downloaded in my life and I'm making a small program that is like a list of
the progs., so u can select one prog. and install it. Here is my problem... I
don't want to make a installation package for that small program, I only
want to have a .exe that will be that prog. and when you put the CD in the
CD-ROM a autorun.ini file will load that .exe, but here is the problem, is
there some way that the file use the .dll it need directly from the CD? Or I
have to make something to copy that .dlls to the HD? Any suggestion or
idea??
 THANKS for your time!

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Question by:atramb
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by:cheryldon
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Why not make a html page with links to the software?
I did just that on my companys repair cd and it seems to work fine for us.

I just added the file name to autorun and also changed the icon to the store icon.
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by:atramb
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I don't want to use web pages...
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TheMask earned 30 total points
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You need this dll for certain functions
in your setup programs, thus you must have declared those function as follows:

Private Declare Function MyFunction Lib "My.DLL" () As Long

instead of "My.DLL" use the full path
for example if your CD-Rom drive is G:
then use "G:\My.DLL"

I think this will work fine
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by:wsh2
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To be honest I liked.. Cheryldon's solution.. kewl idea.. <smile>.

Anyhow.. long story short.. you have to use Setup with VB or find another language to get your interface written in.. <sigh>.
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by:AHadiA
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if u want to running your small! program  without a setup , your program must be a stand-alone exe file.

if you write program with a language that make stand-alone exe ( like Delphi)  you can do it , otherwise (like Visual Basic) you must make  setup and use it.


The Proposed Answer (TheMask's Answer)
 will not work because while you run your program , CD Drive Letter may be D:
, E:, G: ,....

i had same problem. i wrote an autorun program with VB then i write it with Delphi again and it work fine now.
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by:wsh2
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Atramb.. wish I could tell you that there is a VB solution to your dilemna.. but I can't.. <sigh>. Your only way to do this efficiently is via  another programming language, such as C++ or Delphi. One other solution would be to search the 3rd party market. Very possibly there is a freeware / shareware solution already available that you could employ without any programming.. <smile>.
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