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How can I customize the SETUP1 of VB6 to allow users to select a group of files to be installed
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by:Crin
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Hello aktis

You can't.

Use more advanced utilities like Wise Installer or some else.


Check:
http://www.wisesolutions.com/default.htm

Sincerely yours,

Crin
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by:Éric Moreau
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Crin,

Where do you come from? Don't say you can't when you can do it!

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by:Éric Moreau
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Look on your hard disk.

There is a file called SETUP1.VBP. Yes it is a VB project. We have all the source code of it to you to modify as you wish.

Search for SETUP1.VBP in the support online.
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by:Crin
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Hello,

Aktis, my comment was really wrong.
Two years ago I had the samr problem but I solved it for me by using Wise Installer.

Sorry for this and thanks to emoreau :))

Crin
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by:aktis
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To emoreau: How can I modify the project SETUP1.VBP to do that I want. I know VB6 but I don't know the exact calls to do this .
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by:lankford
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aktis,

I woudn't do it anyway.  I don't know what kind of project you are planning to distribute, but I used to modify setup1.vbp all the time.  I once ran into a problem and called Microsoft for help.  They told me that all support ended when I started messing with that file.  I even told that I was having problems compiling the original file that came with VB.  They said that it didn't matter.  Unless you are working with the original setup.exe that ships with VB, Microsoft will leave ya hanging when something goes wrong.
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Éric Moreau earned 300 total points
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You can open the project and add forms to do that. Exactly where I don't know but I have seen it in the past!

See this link:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q184/2/65.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q234/6/26.ASP?LNG=ENG&SA=ALLKB&FR=0
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by:AzraSound
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you may consider creating your own custom setup.  here are some links if youre interested:

http://www.vbsquare.com/articles/setup/

http://www.vbsquare.com/demos/setup-demo/

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by:VBGuru
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I have modified my setup program in VB 5. I think it should be possible in VB6 also. Open the setup1.vbp and change the source/add control and compile it as setup1.exe. Thats it when you create a setup, vb will automatically include your new custom setup.

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