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  • Overview
  • Viewing the list of files to install
  • Sorting the list of files to install
  • Modifying the destination directory of a file found in the list of files to install
  • Finding out and modifying the characteristics of a file found in the list of files to install
  • Installing one or more additional files
  • By default, the setup automatically selects all the files found in the "EXE" directory of the project.
  • Adding one or more individual files
  • Adding one or more files corresponding to a generic file
  • Deleting one or more files to install
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Overview
The setup editor WDINST is used to manage the files to install:
The files to install are managed in the setup editor WDINST ("Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor").The files to install are managed in the setup editor WDInst. To start WDInst, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
Unlike the wizard for creating the setup program, WDINST proposes an advanced management of the files to install.
Viewing the list of files to install
The files to install can be viewed in the "List of setup files" window of WDINST.
Two types of files are displayed in this list:
  • Individual files. The file is defined by its full name (name and extension) on the development computer. This file will be included in the setup program (if it is found in the source directory during the generation).
  • Generic files. The name of the file contains wildcard characters (*,?). All the files found in the source directory and corresponding to this filter will be included in the setup program during the generation.
For example:
To view the files associated with a group of files, select the requested group in the "Displayed group" combo box.

Sorting the list of files to install

To sort the list of files to install, click the header of the column corresponding to the sort criterion (file name, source directory, destination directory, ...).

Modifying the destination directory of a file found in the list of files to install

The destination directory corresponds to the directory in which the file will be installed.
To define the destination directory, the following keywords can be used:
  • <SetupDir>: setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
  • <SetupDrive>: drive of the setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
  • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files. The setup editor WDINST is used to configure this directory. See Configuring the directory of data files for more details.
  • <WinDir>: Windows directory of user computers
  • <SysDir>: system directory.
  • <RefDir>: reference directory for the setups with automatic update only.
For example: "<SetupDir>\MyDirectory".
To modify the destination directory of a file found in the list of files to install:
  1. Select the requested file.
  2. Click the "Destination directory" column.
  3. Enter the new destination directory.

Finding out and modifying the characteristics of a file found in the list of files to install

The characteristics of the selected file can be viewed and modified in the "File description" window of WDINST.
To find out the elements included in the WDINST interface, see the WDINST interface
This window allows you to:
Installing one or more additional files

By default, the setup automatically selects all the files found in the "EXE" directory of the project.

The setup editor WDINST allows you to add:
  • Individual files
  • Generic files
These types of files have been presented in the previous paragraph.

Adding one or more individual files

To add one or more individual files:
  1. Select "Edit .. Add files". The window for adding files is opened.
  2. Select the drive and the directory where the files to add will be found. The list of the files found in the directory is displayed.
  3. To filter the files displayed according to a search criterion, enter the search criterion in the "Filter" option ("*.DLL" or "*customer*" for example) and click the "Filter" button.
    Note: The wildcard characters (*,?) are allowed.
  4. Check "one or more files".
  5. Select the files to add.
    To select several files simultaneously, keep the [Ctrl] or [Shift] key down when selecting files.
  6. Specify the destination directory of the files to install.
    To define the destination directory, the following keywords can be used:
    • <SetupDir>: setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
    • <SetupDrive>: drive of the setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
    • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files. The setup editor WDINST is used to configure this directory. See Configuring the directory of data files for more details.
    • <WinDir>: Windows directory of user computers
    • <SysDir>: system directory.
    • <RefDir>: reference directory for the setups with automatic update only.
      For example: "<SetupDir>\MyDirectory".
  7. To associate the files to install to a group of files, click the "Other" button and specify the group of files to associate.
  8. Validate the addition of files.

Adding one or more files corresponding to a generic file

To add one or more files corresponding to a generic file:
  1. Select "Edit .. Add files". The window for adding files is opened.
  2. Select the drive and the directory where the files to add will be found.
  3. Check "a generic file".
  4. Enter the generic file ("*.BMP" for example).
    Note: The wildcard characters (*,?) are allowed.
  5. To select the files found in the sub-directories of the specified directory, check "Recursively add all the corresponding files".
  6. Specify the destination directory of the files to install.
    To define the destination directory, the following keywords can be used:
    • <SetupDir>: setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
    • <SetupDrive>: drive of the setup directory chosen by the user during the setup.
    • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files. The setup editor WDINST is used to configure this directory. See Configuring the directory of data files for more details.
    • <WinDir>: directory of Windows on the user computers.
      For example: "<SetupDir>\MyDirectory".
  7. To associate the files to install to a group of files, click the "Other" button and specify the group of files to associate.
  8. Validate the addition of files.
Deleting one or more files to install
To delete one or more files to install:
  1. Select the files to delete in the "List of setup files" window.
    To select several files simultaneously, keep the [Ctrl] or [Shift] key down when selecting files.
  2. Select "Edit .. Delete" (or press the [Del] key).
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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