Visual Basic 6 installer - activex based
Posted on 2003-10-29
I'm deploying a simple video conferencing application as a activex control (project type: visual basic document, loads in internet explorer).
The installation is now handled automaticly on load of webpage (thanks to package and delpoyment wizard, internet package).
Because of the large number of actions needed to install (large number of depencies) new builds cause trouble: the intaller can (for several reasons i.e. because some .ocx had anther id then the contol expects). Thereby the intall takes quite long without the user getting some visual feedback.
I'm not satisfied with the "silent" internet installation for the whole project. I'd loved to build a installer for the whole web app inside of a, tiny and errorfree (also) webbased, installer that DOES show the progres and checks for errors just like a normal installer. This approach is commonly used i.e. by online virusscanners.
So the idea is
[webpage] - [activex control that acts as installer/check] -> *new page* [webpage] - [ my current project]