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  • Overview
  • Setup media
  • Tools for creating the setup program
  • The different types of setup
  • Summary table
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Stored procedures
Overview
When developing an application, one of the important steps consists in deploying this application on the user computers.
WINDEV optimizes this deployment by offering a large choice:
  • in the setup media.
  • in the tools used to create the setup program.
  • in the different setup modes (single computer or network).
Setup media
Depending on the setup medium used (Internet, in-house network, ...), WINDEV proposes several modes for generating the setup. To optimize your setup, choose the recommended generation mode.
Generation modes of the setup program proposed by WINDEV
Self-extracting executable
Directory cut to the size of diskettes
Single directory
CD ROM/DVD ROM
Setup mediaInternet
x (Recommended)
CD ROM/DVD ROM
x
x (Recommended)

Autorun possible
In-house network
x
x (Recommended)
x
Tools for creating the setup program
Several tools are available for creating the setup program, for maintaining it and for customizing it.
WizardWDINST,
setup editor
Customization of WDSETUP
Create a standard setup program (in French and in English by default)
X (recommended)
X
Maintain a setup program
X
X
Customize a setup program (the program that is started on the user computer)
X
X (multilingual setup for example)
Start mode"Workshop .. Create the setup procedure"On the "Project" pane, in the "Generation" group, expand "Setup procedure" and select "Create the setup procedure"."Tools .. WDINST"On the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".WDSETUP project available in the "Examples" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV
The different types of setup
Two types of setup are available in WINDEV:
  • "Individual" setup: recommended for the single-user applications
    The setup program installs the application on the user computer.
  • Setup "with automatic update": recommended for the multi-user applications
    The setup is performed in two steps:
    • The reference application is installed on the server. The reference application corresponds to the setup program of application on the user computers.
    • The final application is installed on each user computer by running the setup program found on the server. The updates will be automatically performed when the reference application evolves on the server.
Summary table
Individual setupSetup with automatic update
1. Prepare the setup on the development computer2. Install on the user computer1. Prepare the setup on the development computer2. Install on the server3. Install on the user computer
First setup
Creation of setup programAutomatic with WDINST or with the wizard for setup creationAutomatic with WDINST or with the wizard for setup creation
Creating the setup mediaCopy the files from the creation directory of setup to the requested supportCopy the files from the creation directory of setup to the requested support
SetupStart the setup program (install.exe) found on the setup support.Start the setup program (installServer.exe) found on the setup support.
Install the reference application (user setup program) in a shared directory
Start the setup program generated by the setup on the server (install.exe found in the shared directory on the server).
Install the application on the user computer in the specified directory.
Installing an update
Creating the update programAutomatic with WDINST or with the wizard for setup creationAutomatic with WDINST or with the wizard for setup creation
Creating the setup mediaCopy the files from the creation directory of setup to the requested supportCopy the files from the creation directory of setup to the requested support
UpdateInstall the update (idem first setup).Install the update of the reference application (idem first setup).When starting the application, automatic update if necessary (depending on the version of the application installed on the user computer)
Automatic modification of the data filesAutomatic, during the update.Data files on the server automatically modified when updating the reference applicationIn most cases, no data file on this computer, otherwise automatic update
Uninstall
Deleting the applicationDeletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")Deletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")Deletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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