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  • No setting was performed
  • The setup program was already configured
  • Customizing the default setup program: the different steps
  • WPInst options
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Overview
The setup editor WPINST is used to define all the setup parameters of your Windows Mobile application.
See interface of WPINST for more details.
You have the ability to create and/or configure the setup program of the current application:You have the ability to create and/or configure the setup program of the current application:
  • via the setup editor. To start this editor, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WPINST".
  • via the wizard for creating the setup program. To start this wizard, on the "Project" pane, in the "Generation" group, expand "Setup procedure" and select "Create the setup procedure".
Note: You have the ability to generate a setup in CAB or MSI format. See Installing an application on a Pocket PC for more details.
Configuring the setup program
Two cases may occur when you configure the setup program:
  • The setup program was never configured before.
    The setup editor WPINST proposes a default setup.
  • The setup program was already configured via the wizard or via WDINST and you have:
    • generated the setup program,
    • saved the description of the setup program ("<ApplicationName>.WFP" file).
The setup editor WPINST automatically retrieves all the options specified during the last setting.

No setting was performed

If the setup program of the current application was never configured before, the setup editor WDINST proposes a default setup with the following parameters:
  • the files to install correspond to the files found in the "EXE" directory of the project,
  • the shortcut of the executable will be created in the "Start" menu and in a group of programs,
  • no license will be displayed,
  • no "Readme" file will be proposed,
  • the automatic modification of the data files will be performed if necessary.
To generate the setup program of the current application, select "File .. Generate".

The setup program was already configured

If the setup program of the current application was already configured, the setup editor WPINST retrieves all the options specified during the last setting.
To generate the setup program of the current application, select "File .. Generate".
Customizing the default setup program: the different steps
The default setup program can be customized in several steps:The default setup program can be customized in several steps:
Note: These steps do not necessarily have to be performed in this order. All the steps (except for the generation of the setup program) are optional.
WPInst options
The WPInst options ("Tools .. Options of WPInst") are used to reinitialize the confirmation requests.
Indeed, some confirmation requests may not be displayed anymore if "Don't display this message anymore" was checked.
Minimum required version
  • Version 10
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