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  • Overview
  • Setup media
  • Tools for creating the setup program
  • Different types of setup
  • Summary table
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Stored procedures
Overview
When developing an application, one of the important steps consists in deploying this application on the user computers.
WINDEV optimizes this deployment by proposing a large choice:
  • in the setup media.
  • in the tools used to create the setup program.
  • in the different setup modes (single computer or network).
Setup media
Depending on the setup media used (Internet, in-house network, etc.), WINDEV offers multiple setup generation modes. To optimize your setup, choose the recommended generation mode.
Generation modes of the setup program proposed by WINDEV
Self-extracting executable
Directory cut to the size of diskettes
Single directory
CD ROM/DVD ROM
Setup mediaInternet
x (Recommended)
CD ROM/DVD ROM
x
x (Recommended)

Autorun possible
In-house network
x
x (Recommended)
x
Tools for creating the setup program
Different tools are available to create, maintain and customize the setup program.
WizardWDInst,
setup editor
WDSETUP customization
Create a standard setup program (in French and in English by default)
X (recommended)
X
Maintain a setup program
X
X
Customize a setup program (the program that is started on the user computer)
X
X (multilingual setup for example)
Start modeOn the "Project" pane, in the "Generation" group, expand "Setup procedure" and select "Create setup procedure".On the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".WDSETUP project available in the "Examples" subdirectory of the WINDEV setup directory
Different types of setup
Two types of setup are available in WINDEV:
  • "Individual" setup: recommended for the single-user applications
    The setup program installs the application on the user computer.
  • Setup "with automatic update": recommended for the multi-user applications
    The setup is performed in two steps:
    • The reference application is installed on the server. The reference application corresponds to the setup program of application on the user computers.
    • The final application is installed on each user computer by running the setup program found on the server. The updates will be automatically performed when the reference application changes on the server.
Summary table
Individual setupSetup with automatic update
1. Prepare the setup on the development computer2. Install on the user computer1. Prepare the setup on the development computer2. Install on the server3. Install on the user computer
First setup
Creation of setup programAutomatic with WDInst or with the setup creation wizardAutomatic with WDInst or with the setup creation wizard
Creating the setup mediaCopy the files from the setup creation directory to the desired supportCopy the files from the setup creation directory to the desired support
SetupStart the setup program (install.exe) found on the setup support.Start the setup program (installServer.exe) found on the setup support.
Install the reference application (user setup program) in a shared directory
Start the setup program generated by the setup on the server (install.exe found in the shared directory on the server).
Install the application on the user computer in the specified directory.
Installing an update
Creating the update programAutomatic with WDInst or with the setup creation wizardAutomatic with WDInst or with the setup creation wizard
Creating the setup mediaCopy the files from the setup creation directory to the desired supportCopy the files from the setup creation directory to the desired support
UpdateInstall the update (idem first setup).Install the update of the reference application (idem first setup).
  • When starting the application, automatic update if necessary (depending on the version of the application installed on the user computer).
  • Versions 26 and later
    automatic detection mechanism for in-use updates: an Notification is displayed to the user.
    New in version 26
    automatic detection mechanism for in-use updates: an Notification is displayed to the user.
    automatic detection mechanism for in-use updates: an Notification is displayed to the user.
Automatic modification of the data filesAutomatic, during the update.Data files on the server automatically modified when updating the reference applicationIn most cases, no data file on this computer, otherwise automatic update
Uninstall
Deleting the applicationDeletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")Deletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")Deletion from the control panel ("Add/Remove programs")
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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