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Distribute VB satelite dlls in multilingual App (with RESFile)

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I have a localized VB6 App. For now i have one EXE for each language and consequently one Setup for each language. I use P&D Wizzard to create CAB+Setup and  Visual Studio Installer to create MSI file.
I want to switch to one EXE with ressource file to give the user the opportunity to switch the language during runtime and to simplify the Distribution. But now i think about how to pack my App. I want to have just one Installer. What do i have to do with the localized VB dlls?

thanks in advance
herman schiebler
 
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Just place them in your application path, or subfolder called 'Components'.  I assume these dlls are each named according to their specific language?
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Hi AzraSound,
Sorry but i don't understand your commment.
I want to build a setup program to install my application on the end user pc's.
Localized satellite DLL from VB, like MSCMCDE.DLL, should be installed (some registerd) in the right version. If the application has a ressource file to localize the strings in the main EXE what about these satellites.
If the user switch the language from german to french what about MSCMCDE.DLL and MSCMCFR.DLL?
Are they both installed and registered? Are they really necessary?

cheers
hermann schiebler
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>>Localized satellite DLL from VB, like MSCMCDE.DLL

I'm not familiar with these dll names you mentioned, but, I assume each contains the necessary info for each language.  If so, then yes, install and register each, especially if you are giving the user the ability to switch languages at runtime.  The dll must be present and registered to be used.  They may never be used, but you do not know whether the client will use them or not, so install them just the same.
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