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Overview
The application uninstaller is the application that allows the end user to uninstall the application.
By default:
  • the uninstaller is included in the setup program.
  • the uninstaller operates in English
  • the uninstaller does not run any other program.
WDInst is used to configure the uninstaller by allowing you to:
  • Versions 21 and later
    run a specific executable at the end of the uninstall operation.
    New in version 21
    run a specific executable at the end of the uninstall operation.
    run a specific executable at the end of the uninstall operation.
  • translate the different messages in WDInst.
This setting is performed in the setup editor WDINST ("Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor").This setting is performed in the setup editor WDINST. To start WDinst, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
Note: To specify in WDInst whether an uninstaller must be included or not:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. End of setup".
  2. Check or uncheck "Include the uninstaller".
Versions 21 and later
Running an executable
An additional executable can be run at the end of the uninstall operation. This executable will be run BEFORE uninstalling the application.
This executable can be:
  • The application, started via a specific command line.
  • A specific application (found in the application directory or in the current computer).
To run an executable during the uninstall operation:
  1. Select "Setup parameters .. Options of uninstaller".
  2. In the window that is displayed, specify the commane line to run.
    Configuring the uninstaller
    For example: For example: "<SetupDirt>\Myapp.exe / UNINST".
    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.
    • <Language>: number of the setup language.
    • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files.
    • <DirUserData>: directory of data for the connected user (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <DirCommonData>: directory of data common to the users (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <User>: Name of the user
    • <srXXX>: Constants of SysDir.
  3. Validate.
New in version 21
Running an executable
An additional executable can be run at the end of the uninstall operation. This executable will be run BEFORE uninstalling the application.
This executable can be:
  • The application, started via a specific command line.
  • A specific application (found in the application directory or in the current computer).
To run an executable during the uninstall operation:
  1. Select "Setup parameters .. Options of uninstaller".
  2. In the window that is displayed, specify the commane line to run.
    Configuring the uninstaller
    For example: For example: "<SetupDirt>\Myapp.exe / UNINST".
    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.
    • <Language>: number of the setup language.
    • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files.
    • <DirUserData>: directory of data for the connected user (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <DirCommonData>: directory of data common to the users (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <User>: Name of the user
    • <srXXX>: Constants of SysDir.
  3. Validate.
Running an executable
An additional executable can be run at the end of the uninstall operation. This executable will be run BEFORE uninstalling the application.
This executable can be:
  • The application, started via a specific command line.
  • A specific application (found in the application directory or in the current computer).
To run an executable during the uninstall operation:
  1. Select "Setup parameters .. Options of uninstaller".
  2. In the window that is displayed, specify the commane line to run.
    Configuring the uninstaller
    For example: For example: "<SetupDirt>\Myapp.exe / UNINST".
    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.
    • <Language>: number of the setup language.
    • <SetupFile>: setup directory of data files.
    • <DirUserData>: directory of data for the connected user (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <DirCommonData>: directory of data common to the users (especially for a setup performed on a computer running Windows Vista or later).
    • <User>: Name of the user
    • <srXXX>: Constants of SysDir.
  3. Validate.
Translating the uninstaller
The uninstaller is translated in the setup editor WDINST ("Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor").The uninstaller is translated in the setup editor WDINST. To start WDinst, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
To translate the uninstaller:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Translate the uninstaller".Select "Setup parameters .. Options of uninstaller".
  2. In the window that is displayed, specify:
    • the translation file to use. By default, the translation file (WDIninst.INI) is supplied in the setup directory of WINDEV. This file contains the translations in English.
    • for each message, the different translations in the requested language.
Minimum required version
  • Version 12
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