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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:24 am    Post subject: Creating Visual Basic 6.0 Setup Program Reply with quote

I am using Windows 98 and Visual Basic 6.0. I want to create a setup program. So what I did is I went to the location C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\PDCMDLN.EXE to create the setup program. What it will do is it will put my application in C:\Program Files\Application.exe and appearing in C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs.

My problem is how can I create a shortcut of my application at the C:\windows\desktop\ location?

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I apologise in advance because this isn't going to answer your question. Hopefully someone else will be able to do that.

All VB developers I know think that the Wizard provided with VB is not very good for creating Setup files. They think that third-party products such as Wise Installer or InstallShield do a much better job. I've had plenty of experience with Wise installer and I find it easy to use. Creating desktop shortcuts with Wise is very simple as it's automated for you.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wise Installer or InstallShield do a much better job. I've had plenty of experience with Wise installer and I find it easy to use.


I would agree no VB programmers use the built in packager.
I've never used Wise installer, but I do use Setup Factory for simple jobs.

Install Shield though powerful can be a little intimidating for a new programmer.

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My problem is how can I create a shortcut of my application at the C:\windows\desktop\ location?


The package and deployment wizard does not have that option, but here is a program that will create an installer that will allow you to do so and it's free Wink

Inno Setup
http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2003 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I suggest Wise if you are new to this, DO NOT USE THE BUILT IN WIZARD!

It sucks sweaty lama balls.

Installshield is very good but complicated.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Setup Factory is really good.

Install Shield a bit too much stuff for my simple app.

BUT look at the price!! Are there any cheaper options?
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