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  1. #1
    Beginner-Brad Guest

    Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    Dear friends,

    I have recently finished my App and compiled it with the use of Make ProjectRecipe.exe

    I created the .exe file and ran it on my machine, everything works great!,
    Although, when my App. is run by the many users at my work place they receive
    RUN TIME ERRORS - saying that some files have not been registered..ie: dbgrid
    .ocx file has not been registered. Any ideas?

    Do I have to go to each machine and register the files through the ProjectRecipe.vbp?
    Or is there an easier way to figure out this problem?

    Can someone please help me figure out a solution to this problem?

    Thanks in advance,

    Brad
    (Junior Programmer)

  2. #2
    Kathleen Dollard-Joeris Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???

    Brad,

    Windows requires the use of installation scripts. For what your doing, it is
    likely that Package and Deployment wizard will be adequate.

    --
    Kathleen
    (MS-MVP)
    Reply in the newsgroup so everyone can benefit
    --
    Beginner-Brad <bradhouse@sprint.ca> wrote in message
    news:3940d4d6$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > Dear friends,
    >
    > I have recently finished my App and compiled it with the use of Make

    ProjectRecipe.exe
    >
    > I created the .exe file and ran it on my machine, everything works great!,
    > Although, when my App. is run by the many users at my work place they

    receive
    > RUN TIME ERRORS - saying that some files have not been registered..ie:

    dbgrid
    > ocx file has not been registered. Any ideas?
    >
    > Do I have to go to each machine and register the files through the

    ProjectRecipe.vbp?
    > Or is there an easier way to figure out this problem?
    >
    > Can someone please help me figure out a solution to this problem?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    >
    > Brad
    > (Junior Programmer)




  3. #3
    Patrick Troughton Patrick Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    "Kathleen Dollard-Joeris" <kjoeris@noemailplease.com> wrote:

    >Windows requires the use of installation scripts.

    I don't mean to nitpick but technically that's not really accurate. Windows
    doesn't require installation scripts, VB does.

    >For what your doing, it is
    >likely that Package and Deployment wizard will be adequate.

    Correct.

    /Pat

  4. #4
    Beginner-Brad Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    Dear Patrick Troughton and Kathleen Dollard-Joeris,
    >
    >>Windows requires the use of installation scripts.

    >I don't mean to nitpick but technically that's not really accurate. Windows
    >doesn't require installation scripts, VB does.
    >
    >>For what your doing, it is
    >>likely that Package and Deployment wizard will be adequate.

    >Correct.
    >
    >/Pat


    So how do I get to this Package & Deploy,,,perhaps this is a dumb question
    but this is my first time doing this kinda thing,,,sorry to bother you with
    this...I cannot seem to find where I go to do this?????

    Any ideas? Or can you please give me some direction here???

    And will this load all my .ocx files that I am using within my App?...Another
    question,,,do I do the Package & Deploy after the Run .exe file compilation
    OR Vise Versa????


    Thanks in advance,

    Brad Isaacs
    (Junior Programmer) ..in need of some direction please....

  5. #5
    Miroslav St. Jeliazkov Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???

    I'm subscribed for this topic since few months and everybody
    suggests using Package & Deployment Wizard. How about Visual
    Studio Installer? Is there a problem that brings that
    software on second place?

    Miro



  6. #6
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    The Package & Deploment Wizard (PDW) is shipped with Visual Basic. So you
    should already have it installed. If you don't, you can install it using
    the CD-ROM that VB came on.

    - Jim

    "Beginner-Brad" <bradhouse@sprint.ca> wrote:
    >
    >Dear Patrick Troughton and Kathleen Dollard-Joeris,
    >>
    >>>Windows requires the use of installation scripts.

    >>I don't mean to nitpick but technically that's not really accurate. Windows
    >>doesn't require installation scripts, VB does.
    >>
    >>>For what your doing, it is
    >>>likely that Package and Deployment wizard will be adequate.

    >>Correct.
    >>
    >>/Pat

    >
    >So how do I get to this Package & Deploy,,,perhaps this is a dumb question
    >but this is my first time doing this kinda thing,,,sorry to bother you with
    >this...I cannot seem to find where I go to do this?????
    >
    >Any ideas? Or can you please give me some direction here???
    >
    >And will this load all my .ocx files that I am using within my App?...Another
    >question,,,do I do the Package & Deploy after the Run .exe file compilation
    >OR Vise Versa????
    >
    >
    >Thanks in advance,
    >
    >Brad Isaacs
    >(Junior Programmer) ..in need of some direction please....



  7. #7
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    No, there's nothing wrong with VSI. It's just that PDW is easier to use than
    VSI and most users already have PDW installed whereas VSI is a separate download.

    - Jim

    "Miroslav St. Jeliazkov" <jeliaskoff@earthling.net> wrote:
    >I'm subscribed for this topic since few months and everybody
    >suggests using Package & Deployment Wizard. How about Visual
    >Studio Installer? Is there a problem that brings that
    >software on second place?
    >
    >Miro



  8. #8
    Jim Pragit Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???


    "Beginner-Brad" <bradhouse@sprint.ca> wrote:
    >
    >And will this load all my .ocx files that I am using within my App?


    Yes, the Package & Deployment Wizard (PDW) will create a setup package that
    includes all ActiveX controls your program is using.

    >...Another
    >question,,,do I do the Package & Deploy after the Run .exe file compilation


    Yes. (If you forget, PDW will ask you if you want to compile.)

    - Jim

  9. #9
    T. Bradley Dean Guest

    Re: Compile .Exe file / Deploy App.???

    From what I hear, VSI has more features. However, I've tried downloading it
    a few times. When I run setup.exe it says "C:\...\setup.exe The
    parameter is incorrect."

    So I have no choice but to use PDW, even though it's not as reliable as I'd
    like. Every now and then the installer will crash on the clients machine
    (NT4 SP5).

    Jim Pragit <James.Pragit@BakerNet.com> wrote in message
    news:394112e4$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > No, there's nothing wrong with VSI. It's just that PDW is easier to use

    than
    > VSI and most users already have PDW installed whereas VSI is a separate

    download.
    >
    > - Jim
    >
    > "Miroslav St. Jeliazkov" <jeliaskoff@earthling.net> wrote:
    > >I'm subscribed for this topic since few months and everybody
    > >suggests using Package & Deployment Wizard. How about Visual
    > >Studio Installer? Is there a problem that brings that
    > >software on second place?
    > >
    > >Miro

    >




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