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Posted on 2004-09-15
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I just installed vb 6 on my pc and wanted to know is there an upgrade to package and deploy. The one that is one it I cannot change the folder. What I want to do is put the application inside another folder.

example

program is called Report Design, what the package and deploy does is takes the Report Design and makes it a folder and puts that application inside that folder, what I want is to have it create or look for a folder called My Programs and inside that folder add the subfolder = Report Design and inside that it will have my executable.



I need something free to do this so I was wondering if there are any updates to it??
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hogan9111,
    If you just installed VB6, you should patch it to SP5. You can get the patch here:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9411283-c8ad-4283-8d74-3d6efd917644&DisplayLang=en

I beleave you are able to change the install directory in package and deployment wizard.

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    Try changing it when you get to the "Install Locations" screen in the wizard.
 
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I actually download 5 and the 6 that came out and still nothing.

I don't see the install locations, I see the program files but I cannot do it.
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The "Install Locations" screen is the 7th or 8th screen as you follow the wizard.
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Yes, but it doesn't let me add my own folder and then create the program under a subfolder
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what it is doing it this

under start menu items

going

programs
      myprogramname
              actualprogram .exe


what I want is this

 programs
            MyPrograms(Or whatever I want)
                   myprogramname
                          actualprogram .exe


I also need the install path to be that too.

meaning

c:\program files\Myprograms(or whatever I want)\myprogramname\actualprogram .exe





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    I know I used it to put a dll I wrote in a seperate directory, never tried with the exe itself. Perhaps a 3rd party installer. I have seen people refer to

Inno setup  
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php 

I never used it myself but it is supposed to be good. Sorry, but thats about as far as I help.

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by:brianb99999
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Hi hogan9111,

Dang123 is right, you should think about getting INNO (its free), the package and deployment wizard is very buggy and seems worse on later operating systems - I used PDW for a few years all my clients complained about it and then when WindXP came out the PDW barely worked at all on it, so moved to INNO and havn't had one complaint from a client yet.  INNO have very good FAQ area that explains how to do anything you want to do for a VB setup package.

Brian.
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