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HOWTO: Set Up ODBC Data Sources When Distributing Apps

I looked that information in MSDN April Edition 2001. Though I found an article which is available on the following URL


The problem is that this article is applicable only to VB 3 and 4. The information it gives us does not seem to be applicable to VB6 because the lables and the code segments it discuss are not found in VB 6.

I want to add the capability in my application to make it 's own DSN without any user interuption. Can I make the appropriate changes in the Setup1 Project which is shipped with VB. To meet those requirements what changes should be made?

Though right now I have found temporary solution which is available on the following URL

in whic it is told HOWTO: Programmatically Create a DSN for SQL Server with VB.But I want that this thing should be done during setup of teh application.

Best Regards
Shehzad Munir.
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Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
You can modify and recompile Setup1.vbp project (this is the application that installs the application on other PC). But what I suggest is to create the DSN every time you start the application. This way, there won't be any mess with the DSN (user modifying / deleting it).
Éric MoreauSenior .Net ConsultantCommented:
Will give that one to me too?
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