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package and deployment

Posted on 2001-06-24
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when use package and deployment to make my setup project,
i want to add a file to my project that will be installed on the target computer in a specific directory such as "c:\ashraf" not to the path that exist in the list ($apppath,...)
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Ok, run the Package Deployment Wizard, start bulding your package and then add your file normally from the INCLUDED FILES screen. Adjust the location where the file will be installed in from INSTALL LOCATIONS screen (comes 5 steps after adding files ) take advantage of the package variables "$(ProgramFiles)" for example. Now to install a backup utility in the following location: "program files\MyApp\Backup" for example you can use "$(ProgramFiles)\MyApp\Backup" as an install location for your backup.exe file.
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The "Install Locations" window in the P&D wizard has a column named "Install Location" (last one on the right). It can be dropped down to choose from about 8 directiories, such as "Common Files", "Fonts", etc. But there's no "C:\ashrat" on the list :) So, if you really need the file in a specific directory, maybe in your main form_Load routine, you could use FileCopy. e.g.:

dim sourceName, destName
sourceName = appPath$ & "\myFileName"
destName = "c:\ashrat\myFileName"
FileCopy sourceName, destName

You can also use Kill sourceName, if you want to get fancier and put in some logic to move the file the first time the app runs.

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profya, please submit answers as comments. when you make it a proposed answer, it locks the question so no one else will see it. read the instructions at http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/cmtyQuestAnswer.jsp

Thanks!
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Oldbe,
Thanks, but when does I used "Answer" rather than "Comment"?
The link you gave me contains a lot of lines to read. Use my e-mail profya@yahoo.com to answer.
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can i put two files with the same name but located into two different directories in the same project using package and deployment and install them into two differnt directories also?
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