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I want to make sure that when I install my program on my client's computer I get ALL the files together. I have the database and the EXE but I want to make sure all the libraries and such go too. I am using XP and he has NT so I know I need more than the EXE and the database.

Waht can I do to make sure ALL the files get put where they need to go? This is a small project so a $200 installer is not a possibility.
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Hi Jklug,

VB has a built-in installer capability. If you are using VB6 then goto the add-ins menu, choose add-in manager and make sure the checkboxes against "Package and deployment wizard" are checked for "load at startup" and "loaded". You can then go to the add-in menu and choose this item. It walks you through building a setup based installation package from your project that should include all necessary files. It doesn't have all the features of a commercial product but is generally perfectly capable.

Tim Cottee MCSD, MCDBA, CPIM
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Visual Studio Package & Deployment Wizard makes all you need. It includes automatically all files required for your application (like VB runtime library), this allows to run the program on any Windows computer. You can add additional files (like database) manually on one of the Wizard steps.
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