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Hi,

I have written a small program in VB 6 the program works as it should with no problems - Until I try to run it on certain  operating systems such as win 95 98 etc.  An error message appears saying that it can't find a missing dll file.

This is not a problem as it can easilly be copied over.

I would like to be able to put the compiled program, the dll file and an icon onto disk - and have an installation routine do the following:

1.  autorun

2.  install the program into a directory such          c:\programfiles\mark1

3. copy the missing dll file over to the required directory

4.  Create a shortcut on the desktop with an icon

I would like the source code of this if possible, and or any recomendation as to a program that will do it for me, such as vise etc.

Any help much appreciated

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by:Bahnass
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visual studio has a tool called

Package and deployment wizard Just for that
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by:Bahnass
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it also has source code for setup1 that U can modify to customize setup

Hope U look on them this will simplify Ur task

But if U have some definite problem EE's will be glad 2 help
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Hi,

I cannot find the Package and deployment wizard.  I am using VB 6 professional edition.  

Will this tool enable me to do everything I stated earlier easilly or is it a little fiddly?

Regards

Mark
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by:nermeen
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it is simply under

Microsoft visual studio 6.0 tools

( start -> programs  ->
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Bahnass earned 400 total points
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Wellcome back

( 2 monthes are enough for wedding )  
:-)
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by:m_durnell
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Hi,

The package & deployment wizard worked well, apart from if I save a file to a folder ( for example c:\mark\picture1.jpeg

When the program is installed it will look for this path - How can I save all files and install through the wizard putting all files where I need them to go so that they are accessed correctly.

(PS I was looking out for you at my wedding :-)  )

Regards

Mark
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Bahnass

Thanks for your help.  I eventually found the package and development wizard (Talk about things right under your nose!!).

Cheers and all the best

Mark
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