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Setup wizard: Steps for creating a WINDEV application setup program
The setup program creation wizard allows you to define all the settings of your setup program.
To start this wizard:
  • on the "Project" tab, in the "Generation" group, expand "Setup procedure" and select "Create setup procedure".
  • start WDInst: on the "Tools" tab, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst". In the WDInst editor, select "File .. New".
New in version 28
Starting with WINDEV 28 Update 2 (version 280085), WDSetup, the default installer for WINDEV applications, has been revamped and now offers a better and more consistent interface for all applications developed with WINDEV.
All WINDEV application setup programs regenerated with WINDEV Update 2 will automatically use this new interface.
Since this is a cleaner interface, some options have changed. Thus, in the setup program creation wizard:
  • In "Installer skin template", you can only select a background image. It is no longer possible to select a specific skin template.
  • In "Title and logo", it is no longer possible to customize the side image by clicking "Logo".
Steps to follow
The different steps for creating the setup program are as follows:
  1. Selecting the application to install (only if the wizard is started from WDInst and if no project is open in WINDEV).
  2. Creating the executable file. For more details, see Creating an executable. If you have just created the executable, click "2. Setup" in the setup program creation wizard. If necessary, click "Access setup options" in the window that appears.
  3. Selecting the setup mode to create. Some additional settings are required for " Private Store " and "Setup with automatic update":
  4. Installation directory selection.
  5. Selection of files to install (and computers where each file must be installed - setup with update only).
  6. Framework installation.
  7. Installation of optional elements for the database. Depending on the selected elements, you will have to perform the following operations in the following steps of the wizard:
    • Configure the automatic modification of data files.
    • Reindex the HFSQL files during the setup.
    • Include the setup of an HFSQL server.
    • Deploy the HFSQL Client/Server files.
    • Customize the path of data files during setup.
    • Customize the path of groupware files during setup.
    • Include MDAC in the setup.
    • Include the ODBC driver for HFSQL.
  8. Selection of additional modules. Depending on the selected modules, you will have to perform the following operations in the following steps of the wizard:
    • Install the help for the User Macro-Code.
    • Include the setup of Reports & Queries.
    • Display a license agreement.
    • Display a ReadMe file at the end of setup.
    • Configure the automatic modification of data files.
    • Choose the optional tools that will be included in the setup.
    • Include the uninstaller.
  9. Selection of the installer skin template.
  10. Selection of languages available during setup. For each language, you can define the title of the main window and Customize the setup program.
  11. Selection of the setup support.
  12. Setup program generation.
Minimum version required
  • Version 10
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Last update: 06/05/2023

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