Files to be included in pacake deployment

Posted on 2003-02-28
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I have create an application including lot of activex controls, user controls, MS access, ADO, some text files etc. Now I want to create a package. Can anybody can give me the list of files to be included in package. Can you also give me the list of files to be included in other pssible cases.
Also I am using my own .ini files. Some INI file are with same name but in different directories. Package depyment tool is not allowing to add the files with the same name. What should I do?
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Éric Moreau earned 140 total points
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By using PDW, all the required files will be collected for you except MS Access that you cannot redistribute (you need to ask user's to install it prior to your application). Also, if you don't use Access objects other then the data (no reports, no forms, ...) you don't need to have installed on other PC.

For the .INI, I think the simplest way to go is to distribute them with different names with your applications and have your application copy them to their final destination when starting.

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make a dependency only package to distribute the ActiveX stuff.  This will install anything that you made a reference to in your project.
Then go download NSIS Installer, by the wonderful people at NullSoft.
User the NSIS installer to run the dependency package, and then install your program.  Its really easy to setup and use.

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