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  • Overview
  • Required configuration
  • Configuration required for installing WINDEV
  • Configuration required to install WEBDEV
  • Configuration required for installing WINDEV Mobile
  • Setup
  • Configuring the Web servers
  • Register
  • Dongle
  • Compatibility with the earlier versions
WINDEV
WindowsLinuxUniversal Windows 10 AppJavaReports and QueriesUser code (UMC)
WEBDEV
WindowsLinuxPHPWEBDEV - Browser code
WINDEV Mobile
AndroidAndroid Widget iPhone/iPadApple WatchUniversal Windows 10 AppWindows Mobile
Others
Stored procedures
Overview
This chapter presents the configuration required to install WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile as well as the different steps of setup.
Caution: To install WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile, you must be connected as computer administrator.
Required configuration
WINDEV

Configuration required for installing WINDEV

We will distinguish between the configuration of the development computer (your computer) and the configuration required for the applications developed by WINDEV to operate (the end-user computers).
Development computer:
  • Screen: minimum size: 1920 x 1080
  • 1 GB or RAM (2 GB or more recommended).4 GB or RAM (8 GB or more recommended).
  • 2 GB of disk space (4 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).4 GB of disk space (10 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).
  • running Windows XP, 2003, Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.running Windows Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.
    Note: Windows XP is not supported anymore from version 20.
  • Caution: To install WINDEV, you must be connected as computer administrator.
User computer:
  • 256 MB of RAM.
  • running Windows XP, 2003, Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later. Caution:
    • The applications generated by WINDEV 22 (final version) cannot be run in Windows XP.
    • WINDEV 22 Update 1 will allow you to generate applications that can be run in Windows XP.
    An SSE2 processor is required.
You will notice that the WINDEV source code is identical regardless of the Windows version on which the programs will run.
Notes:
  • Versions 19 and later
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WINDEV options. See WINDEV options for more details.
    New in version 19
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WINDEV options. See WINDEV options for more details.
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WINDEV options. See WINDEV options for more details.
  • Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014. Even if the applications will still be operating, we advise you to update to a more recent OS for security reasons. Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014.
    Caution:
    • The applications generated by WINDEV 22 (final version) cannot be run in Windows XP.
    • WINDEV 22 Update 1 (and all later versions) can be used to generate applications that can be run in Windows XP.
    WINDEV allows you to generate applications that can be run in Windows XP (with an SSE2 processor).
WEBDEV - Server code

Configuration required to install WEBDEV

We will distinguish between the configuration of the development computer (your computer), the configuration required to host your sites (the computer of your hosting company) and the configuration required for using the sites developed in WEBDEV (the computers of the Web users).
Development computer:
  • Screen: minimum size: 1920 x 1080
  • 1 GB or RAM (2 GB or more recommended).4 GB or RAM (8 GB or more recommended).
  • 2 GB of disk space (4 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).4 GB of disk space (10 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).
  • running Windows XP, 2003, Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.running Windows Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.
    Note: Windows XP/2003 is not supported anymore from version 20.
  • Caution: To install WEBDEV, you must be connected as computer administrator.
Host computer:
  • Server 1 GB of RAM.
  • Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7 or later.Recommended system: 2008 R2 and later (XP or 2003 not recommended for security reasons).
  • Web server (see "Configuring the Web servers").
You will notice that the WEBDEV source code is identical regardless of the Windows version on which the programs will be run.
Computer of the Web user: standard Internet browser.
Note: Internet Explorer 11 is recommended. You have the ability to use earlier versions of this browser by developing sites compatible with the HTML 4 format.
Notes:
  • Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014. Even if the applications will still be operating, we advise you to update to a more recent OS for security reasons. Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014.
    Caution:
    • WEBDEV 22 Deployment cannot be installed in Windows XP/2003.
    • WEBDEV 22 Deployment Update 1 (and all later versions) can be installed on XP/2003 servers (not recommended).
    Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014.
    Caution: WEBDEV 23 Deployment (and all later versions) can be installed on XP/2003 servers (not recommended).
  • Versions 19 and later
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WEBDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WEBDEV options. See WEBDEV options for more details.
    New in version 19
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WEBDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WEBDEV options. See WEBDEV options for more details.
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WEBDEV editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the WEBDEV options. See WEBDEV options for more details.
WINDEV Mobile

Configuration required for installing WINDEV Mobile

We will distinguish between the configuration of the development computer (your computer) and the configuration required for the applications developed by WINDEV Mobile to operate (the end-user computers).
Development computer:
  • Screen: minimum size: 1920 x 1080
  • 1 GB or RAM (2 GB or more recommended).4 GB or RAM (8 GB or more recommended).
  • 2 GB of disk space (4 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).4 GB of disk space (10 GB for a full setup: hundreds of examples are supplied with the product).
  • running Windows XP, 2003, Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.running Windows Vista or 7 (32 or 64 bits) or later.
    Note: Windows XP is not supported anymore from version 20.
  • Caution: To install WINDEV Mobile, you must be connected as computer administrator.
Notes:
  • Windows XP will be no longer be supported from April 8, 2014. Even if the applications will still be operating, we advise you to update to a more recent OS for security reasons.
  • Versions 19 and later
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV Mobile editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the options of WINDEV Mobile. See Options of WINDEV Mobile for more details.
    New in version 19
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV Mobile editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the options of WINDEV Mobile. See Options of WINDEV Mobile for more details.
    When the resolution of the screen on a development computer is important, the size of the character fonts in the WINDEV Mobile editors may not be large enough for an efficient reading. This is the case on a Macbook retina in 2 560 x 1 600 or on the Windows computers in 3 000 x 1 800. To increase the size of all the fonts, all you have to do is check "Let Windows manage the editor DPI" in the options of WINDEV Mobile. See Options of WINDEV Mobile for more details.
Mobile computer:
  • equipped with an ARM or ARM-compatible processor (XScale, Samsung, ... except for the ARM V4T-compatible processors), X86 or X-86 compatible (Intel Transmeta, Geode, ...) and 64 MB of RAM.
  • in Windows CE 3.0, CE 4.0 ".NET" or CE 4.2 ".NET", CE 5, ... (according to the provider of the Windows version).
  • in Android.
  • in iOS.
You will notice that the WINDEV Mobile source code is identical regardless of the Windows/Android/iOS version on which the programs will be run.
Setup
The installation is simple, just follow the instructions on the product's CD.
To make things easier, the setup procedure automatically creates the "WINDEV", "WEBDEV" or "WINDEV Mobile" program group in "Start .. Programs" and installs the necessary files.
Versions 21 and later
From version 21, the setup wizard of WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile proposes to help us improve the product installed by allowing us to collect information regarding the use of the product. This optional and anonymous collect allows PC SOFT to improve the product features.
New in version 21
From version 21, the setup wizard of WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile proposes to help us improve the product installed by allowing us to collect information regarding the use of the product. This optional and anonymous collect allows PC SOFT to improve the product features.
From version 21, the setup wizard of WINDEV, WEBDEV and WINDEV Mobile proposes to help us improve the product installed by allowing us to collect information regarding the use of the product. This optional and anonymous collect allows PC SOFT to improve the product features.
WEBDEV - Server code

Configuring the Web servers

When installing WEBDEV, the following servers are automatically configured for WEBDEV:
Web server
Details
IIS 3
IIS 4
IIS 5
IIS 6
IIS 7
IIS 8
IIS 10
Microsoft Internet Information Server version 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 10.
Microsoft server supplied with Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7 and later
ApacheVersion 1.3., 2.0, 2.2, 2.4
Free Web server supplied by the Apache Group
Note: Your Web server must be configured manually if it is not displayed in this list.
Register
IMPORTANT: fill and return your registration card today.
The registration card supplied with your product is very important. It enables you to benefit from the free services offered by PC Soft to the customers: Free Technical Support (for a specified number of requests), information about new features or products, product upgrades, ...
Versions 17 and later
You also have the ability to register via Internet directly:
  1. Start your product.
  2. On the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Help" and select "Register the product".
New in version 17
You also have the ability to register via Internet directly:
  1. Start your product.
  2. On the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Help" and select "Register the product".
You also have the ability to register via Internet directly:
  1. Start your product.
  2. On the "Home" pane, in the "Online help" group, expand "Help" and select "Register the product".
Dongle
The dongle supplied with your product is specific to the development environment.
This dongle is not required for the end users or for the hosting company of your Internet sites.
The principle is simple, the dongle must be plugged in when the product is used.
Two types of keys are available, the key that goes on the parallel port of your computer (most common one) or the USB key.
To make sure that the parallel key operates properly, you must:
  • insert the key into the parallel port of your computer when it is switched off
  • connect your printer to the dongle
  • switch the computer and the printer on
  • start a print
If the document is printed, your dongle is properly connected.
For the USB key, plug it into an available USB port and start WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV Mobile.
Note: If the dongle is switched off or if it blinks, see the following FAQ: Installing the driver required to recognize the dongle of WINDEV, WEBDEV or WINDEV MOBILE.
Compatibility with the earlier versions
As for all the PC SOFT products, we guarantee backward compatibility with the earlier version.
To migrate the projects created with an earlier version, see the online help.
Minimum version required
  • Version 9
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