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  • Choosing the type of installer to use
  • Standard or custom installer
  • Standard installer
  • Custom installer: case of individual setup
  • Custom setup: case of a setup with network update
  • Managing the UAC
  • MSI installer
  • Compact installer
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Overview
The setup editor WDInst proposes a standard setup program.
This installer can be customized to propose a custom setup.
This customization is available:
  • for the stand-alone setups: standard setup, compact setup or setup via MSI package.
  • for the setups with automatic update (Live Update).
To customize the installer used in WDInst, select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
Choosing the type of installer to use
The window for the installer options allows you to choose the type of installer to use:
  • standard installer.
  • MSI installer.
  • compact installer.
  • custom installer.
  • no installer.
Versions 18 and later
The type of installer is selected via the "Change" link found in the title of the window.
New in version 18
The type of installer is selected via the "Change" link found in the title of the window.
The type of installer is selected via the "Change" link found in the title of the window.
Standard or custom installer

Standard installer

The standard installer is the installer supplied with WINDEV in order to install the WINDEV applications.
The "WINDEV framework" tab is used to specify the mode for managing the installer framework. You can:
  • copy the WINDEV framework with the setup. In this case, the size of the setup program can be quite important. You have the ability to customize the installer ("Customize the installer" tab).
  • download the WINDEV framework from an FTP server. In this case, the user must have an access to Internet. If this option is selected, the "FPT parameters" tab is used to configure the download of the framework.
  • use the WINDEV framework found on the user computer. In this case, the framework will be downloaded only if the WINDEV framework is not found on the setup computer.
Versions 21 and later
This tab can also be used to clean the former frameworks. The option "Delete the former frameworks found in the destination directory" is used to delete all the earlier versions of the WINDEV framework found in the setup directories.
New in version 21
This tab can also be used to clean the former frameworks. The option "Delete the former frameworks found in the destination directory" is used to delete all the earlier versions of the WINDEV framework found in the setup directories.
This tab can also be used to clean the former frameworks. The option "Delete the former frameworks found in the destination directory" is used to delete all the earlier versions of the WINDEV framework found in the setup directories.
Versions 20 and later
The "UAC" tab is used to specify whether the installer requires the UAC or not.
New in version 20
The "UAC" tab is used to specify whether the installer requires the UAC or not.
The "UAC" tab is used to specify whether the installer requires the UAC or not.
Versions 21 and later
The "Plug-in" tab is used to specify the path of the plug-in that will be included in the standard setup program. See Customizing the setup program (Plug-in) for more details.
New in version 21
The "Plug-in" tab is used to specify the path of the plug-in that will be included in the standard setup program. See Customizing the setup program (Plug-in) for more details.
The "Plug-in" tab is used to specify the path of the plug-in that will be included in the standard setup program. See Customizing the setup program (Plug-in) for more details.
Versions 22 and later
The "Fonts" tab is used to specify the character fonts that will be deployed and installed on the client computer. You have the ability to add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
Note: Please check that you have the right to distribute these fonts.
New in version 22
The "Fonts" tab is used to specify the character fonts that will be deployed and installed on the client computer. You have the ability to add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
Note: Please check that you have the right to distribute these fonts.
The "Fonts" tab is used to specify the character fonts that will be deployed and installed on the client computer. You have the ability to add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
Note: Please check that you have the right to distribute these fonts.

Custom installer: case of individual setup

The standard setup program (called "WDSetup") is supplied with the WINDEV examples. To customize the setup program, all you have to do is modify the "WDSetup" project.
Note: If you are using a custom setup program (custom "WDSetup" project), you must keep the ".WXF" file in order to run the test of this custom setup program. See the ".WXF" file for more details.
To customize the setup program (in WINDEV):
  1. Open the "WDSetup" project.
    By default, this project is found in the "Examples" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV.
    Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" of the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane.Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" displayed in the home window.
  2. Customize this project (modify the layout of windows, manage additional languages, ...).
  3. Create a new executable ("Workshop .. Executable .. Create the Windows executable").Create a new executable: click among the quick access buttons.
Note: The name of this executable has no importance.
To use a custom setup program (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Check "Custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.Select "Standard installer" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. Click the "DLLs" button to select the libraries (".DLL" files) associated with the custom setup program.In the "WINDEV framework" tab, select "Copy the WINDEV framework with the setup".
  4. In the "Customizing the installer" tab, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
  5. In the "Installer DLL" tab, select the libraries (".DLL" files) associated with the custom setup program.
Note: These libraries (".DLL" files) are found in the "EXE" sub-directory of the custom setup project.
Versions 18 and later

Custom setup: case of a setup with network update

The standard setup program is used to create the reference setup and the setup of the client application.
You now have the ability to use a different installer for the reference setup and for the setup of the client application.
Reminder:
  • The installer application (called "WDSetup") is supplied with the WINDEV examples. To customize the setup program, all you have to do is modify the "WDSetup" project.
  • If you are using a custom setup program (custom "WDSetup" project), you must keep the ".WXF" file in order to run the test of this custom setup program. See ".WXF" file for more details.
To customize the setup program (in WINDEV):
  1. Open the "WDSetup" project.
    By default, this project is found in the "Examples" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV.
    Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" of the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane.Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" displayed in the home window.
  2. Customize this project (modify the layout of windows, manage additional languages, ...).
  3. Create a new executable: click among the quick access buttons.
Note: The name of this executable has no importance.
To use a custom setup program for an application with network update (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Select "Standard installer" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. In the "WINDEV framework" tab, select "Copy the WINDEV framework with the setup.
  4. In the "Customizing the installer" tab, you can:
    • customize (or not) the installer of the client application. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
    • customize (or not) the reference installer. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
      Caution: a standard installer must be used to deploy a reference setup in the Cloud of PC SOFT applications.
  5. In the "Installer DLL" tab, select the libraries (".DLL" files) associated with the custom setup program.
Note: These libraries (".DLL" files) are found in the "EXE" sub-directory of the custom setup project.
New in version 18

Custom setup: case of a setup with network update

The standard setup program is used to create the reference setup and the setup of the client application.
You now have the ability to use a different installer for the reference setup and for the setup of the client application.
Reminder:
  • The installer application (called "WDSetup") is supplied with the WINDEV examples. To customize the setup program, all you have to do is modify the "WDSetup" project.
  • If you are using a custom setup program (custom "WDSetup" project), you must keep the ".WXF" file in order to run the test of this custom setup program. See ".WXF" file for more details.
To customize the setup program (in WINDEV):
  1. Open the "WDSetup" project.
    By default, this project is found in the "Examples" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV.
    Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" of the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane.Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" displayed in the home window.
  2. Customize this project (modify the layout of windows, manage additional languages, ...).
  3. Create a new executable: click among the quick access buttons.
Note: The name of this executable has no importance.
To use a custom setup program for an application with network update (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Select "Standard installer" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. In the "WINDEV framework" tab, select "Copy the WINDEV framework with the setup.
  4. In the "Customizing the installer" tab, you can:
    • customize (or not) the installer of the client application. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
    • customize (or not) the reference installer. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
      Caution: a standard installer must be used to deploy a reference setup in the Cloud of PC SOFT applications.
  5. In the "Installer DLL" tab, select the libraries (".DLL" files) associated with the custom setup program.
Note: These libraries (".DLL" files) are found in the "EXE" sub-directory of the custom setup project.

Custom setup: case of a setup with network update

The standard setup program is used to create the reference setup and the setup of the client application.
You now have the ability to use a different installer for the reference setup and for the setup of the client application.
Reminder:
  • The installer application (called "WDSetup") is supplied with the WINDEV examples. To customize the setup program, all you have to do is modify the "WDSetup" project.
  • If you are using a custom setup program (custom "WDSetup" project), you must keep the ".WXF" file in order to run the test of this custom setup program. See ".WXF" file for more details.
To customize the setup program (in WINDEV):
  1. Open the "WDSetup" project.
    By default, this project is found in the "Examples" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV.
    Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" of the "Wizards, Examples and Components" pane.Note: This example is also available in the "Full examples" displayed in the home window.
  2. Customize this project (modify the layout of windows, manage additional languages, ...).
  3. Create a new executable: click among the quick access buttons.
Note: The name of this executable has no importance.
To use a custom setup program for an application with network update (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Select "Standard installer" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. In the "WINDEV framework" tab, select "Copy the WINDEV framework with the setup.
  4. In the "Customizing the installer" tab, you can:
    • customize (or not) the installer of the client application. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
    • customize (or not) the reference installer. To customize the installer, select "Use a custom installer" and select the executable of the custom setup program.
      Caution: a standard installer must be used to deploy a reference setup in the Cloud of PC SOFT applications.
  5. In the "Installer DLL" tab, select the libraries (".DLL" files) associated with the custom setup program.
Note: These libraries (".DLL" files) are found in the "EXE" sub-directory of the custom setup project.
Versions 20 and later

Managing the UAC

By default, installing a WINDEV application triggers the UAC.
The "UAC" tab is used to modify this operating mode:
  • for the individual setups: the UAC is disabled for the setup on the end-user computer.
  • for the network setups with automatic update. In this case, the UAC can be disabled:
    • for the installer of the end user,
    • for the installer of the reference version,
    • for both.
Caution: The option "Does not require the administrator rights" involves some limitations: no file can be installed in the system directories (Program files, Windows, ...), no modifications of system files and parameters (win.ini, path, ...).
The setup will fail if the rights are not sufficient. Whenever possible, the setup wizard will guide the user in his choices so that he can install the application.
New in version 20

Managing the UAC

By default, installing a WINDEV application triggers the UAC.
The "UAC" tab is used to modify this operating mode:
  • for the individual setups: the UAC is disabled for the setup on the end-user computer.
  • for the network setups with automatic update. In this case, the UAC can be disabled:
    • for the installer of the end user,
    • for the installer of the reference version,
    • for both.
Caution: The option "Does not require the administrator rights" involves some limitations: no file can be installed in the system directories (Program files, Windows, ...), no modifications of system files and parameters (win.ini, path, ...).
The setup will fail if the rights are not sufficient. Whenever possible, the setup wizard will guide the user in his choices so that he can install the application.

Managing the UAC

By default, installing a WINDEV application triggers the UAC.
The "UAC" tab is used to modify this operating mode:
  • for the individual setups: the UAC is disabled for the setup on the end-user computer.
  • for the network setups with automatic update. In this case, the UAC can be disabled:
    • for the installer of the end user,
    • for the installer of the reference version,
    • for both.
Caution: The option "Does not require the administrator rights" involves some limitations: no file can be installed in the system directories (Program files, Windows, ...), no modifications of system files and parameters (win.ini, path, ...).
The setup will fail if the rights are not sufficient. Whenever possible, the setup wizard will guide the user in his choices so that he can install the application.
MSI installer
To customize a MSI setup program (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Check "Windows Installer service (.msi)".Select "Windows Installer service (.msi)" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. In the "Properties of product installed" tab, specify the properties of the application to install.
  4. In the "Properties of MSI file" tab, specify the properties of the MSI file that will be generated.
Compact installer
To customize a compact setup program (in WDInst):
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Options of the installer".
  2. Check "Compact installer".Select "Standard installer" (via the "Change" link if necessary).
  3. The "Translate the messages of compact installer" button is used to customize the installer by providing the translations of the messages displayed during setup.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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