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  • Overview
  • Proposing a backup
  • Overview
  • Proposing a backup
  • Displaying a summary of options chosen for setup
  • Overview
  • Displaying a summary of options chosen for setup
  • Proposing (or not) a direct setup
  • Overview
  • Proposing (or not) a direct setup
  • Performing a silent setup
  • Overview
  • Proposing (or not) a silent setup
  • Displaying a license agreement
  • Overview
  • Displaying a license agreement at the beginning of setup
  • Displaying a "Readme" file
  • Overview
  • Displaying a "Readme" file
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Stored procedures
Overview
When installing the application, you have the ability to:
By default:
  • the summary of options chosen for setup will be displayed before starting the setup.
  • the wizard proposes the direct application setup.
These parameters are configured in the setup editor WDINST ("Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor").These parameters are configured in the setup editor WDInst. To start WDInst, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
Proposing a backup

Overview

When installing an application update, you have the ability to save the existing application files.
Backup proposed by the wizard

Proposing a backup

To display a summary of options chosen for setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check "Display the summary page before starting the setup".
    Backup option in WDInst
Displaying a summary of options chosen for setup

Overview

Before starting the setup, you have the ability to display a summary of the options selected by the user. This summary contains the following information:
  • the setup directory of application.
  • the type of setup (full, minimum or custom).
  • the list of components installed (for a custom setup).
  • the details of modifications performed in the ".INI" files and in the "AutoExec.BAT" file (if modifications are performed).
  • the details of modifications made to the registry keys (if modifications are performed).
Sample summary

Displaying a summary of options chosen for setup

To display a summary of options chosen for setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check "Display the summary page before starting the setup".
Versions 21 and later
Proposing (or not) a direct setup

Overview

The setup program can propose:
  • a direct setup: If this option is chosen by the user, the application setup is automatically performed with the default options.
  • a custom setup: The user can configure the different setup options.
Step proposing the direct setup
Note: the direct setup is proposed by default.

Proposing (or not) a direct setup

To configure the direct setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check "Display the page proposing the direct setup in one click".
Note: If this option is unchecked, the wizard will not display the step proposing the setup in one click.
New in version 21
Proposing (or not) a direct setup

Overview

The setup program can propose:
  • a direct setup: If this option is chosen by the user, the application setup is automatically performed with the default options.
  • a custom setup: The user can configure the different setup options.
Step proposing the direct setup
Note: the direct setup is proposed by default.

Proposing (or not) a direct setup

To configure the direct setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check "Display the page proposing the direct setup in one click".
Note: If this option is unchecked, the wizard will not display the step proposing the setup in one click.
Proposing (or not) a direct setup

Overview

The setup program can propose:
  • a direct setup: If this option is chosen by the user, the application setup is automatically performed with the default options.
  • a custom setup: The user can configure the different setup options.
Step proposing the direct setup
Note: the direct setup is proposed by default.

Proposing (or not) a direct setup

To configure the direct setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check "Display the page proposing the direct setup in one click".
Note: If this option is unchecked, the wizard will not display the step proposing the setup in one click.
Versions 23 and later
Performing a silent setup

Overview

The setups of reference version and client version can be performed in silent mode. In this case, the setup will be done without any user intervention. The options defined by default will be automatically used.

Proposing (or not) a silent setup

To configure the silent setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check the option:
    • Silent client setup: the application setup for the end user does not require any user action.
  • Silent deployment of reference version (available during a network setup with automatic update): the reference version of network setup will be installed without any user intervention.
Note: If these options are unchecked, the wizard will display all the options required to install the application.
New in version 23
Performing a silent setup

Overview

The setups of reference version and client version can be performed in silent mode. In this case, the setup will be done without any user intervention. The options defined by default will be automatically used.

Proposing (or not) a silent setup

To configure the silent setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check the option:
    • Silent client setup: the application setup for the end user does not require any user action.
  • Silent deployment of reference version (available during a network setup with automatic update): the reference version of network setup will be installed without any user intervention.
Note: If these options are unchecked, the wizard will display all the options required to install the application.
Performing a silent setup

Overview

The setups of reference version and client version can be performed in silent mode. In this case, the setup will be done without any user intervention. The options defined by default will be automatically used.

Proposing (or not) a silent setup

To configure the silent setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Check the option:
    • Silent client setup: the application setup for the end user does not require any user action.
  • Silent deployment of reference version (available during a network setup with automatic update): the reference version of network setup will be installed without any user intervention.
Note: If these options are unchecked, the wizard will display all the options required to install the application.
Displaying a license agreement

Overview

The setup of your application can start with the validation of a license agreement. The user will have to accept the terms of the license agreement before he can continue.
The license file will be displayed by the setup wizard. It can be:
  • in text format (".TXT").
  • in RTF format (".RTF" or ".WRI" for example).

Displaying a license agreement at the beginning of setup

Displaying the license agreement at the beginning of setup:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Wizard".
  2. Select a license file for each language supported by the setup program ("Select" button).
    Options for license management
Displaying a "Readme" file

Overview

You can propose a "Readme" file to the user once the setup is over. This file can give indications about the limits of the software, help the user understand how to use this software, ...
At the end of setup, the user will have to check "Display the "Readme" file" to read this file.
This file can be:
  • in text format (".TXT"),
  • in Word format (".DOC"),
  • in HTML format (".HTM" or ".HTML"),
  • in RTF format (".RTF" or ".WRI" for example),
  • in any format recognized by the computer where the setup is performed.

Displaying a "Readme" file

To display a "Readme" file:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. End of setup".
  2. Select a "Readme" file for each language supported by the setup program ("Select" button).
    Configuring the Readme file
Minimum required version
  • Version 10
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