Third-Party VCL won't allow an application to be run from CD
Posted on 2002-04-29
I have a third-party dabase VCL that is a simple replacement for the BDE, from Unley Software. But I can't get it to run from a CD or floppy. If I develope the program from a folder on the harddrive, thats where the program expects to find the database. If I later transfer the program to my rewritable CD drive(drive E:), It won't run from there. I know where the problem lies. I connect my program to the database via the object inspector, using a property editor. I suppose i could connect the database at runtime using <minitable.table := 'd:\table.mtd'> but what if my user's drive uses a different drive letter? I can't always know which drive they use. Also what if they want to transfer the program to different media later on?
Can anyone help me solve this?