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VB Bundling...

Hello,

Sorry to bother you all with a repeat, but I'm looking for a thread about software used to bundle a VB application into one distributable, without DLL hassles, etc.

Can anyone point out where it is, or refer me to a place to look?

I tried the search, but with no luck.

Thanks.

spam
Friday, September 26, 2003

I can't help you find the thread you remember, but it sounds like you just want an installer. In that case, I recommend the free Nullsoft installer. It works great!

Fred
Friday, September 26, 2003

Thanks Fred. I am looking at various installers, but in this case I have to get a test executable out this afternoon, and am grasping at straws. My application has some kind of DLL problem with 98se, and I can't resolve it.

I have a colleague who's working on 98se, and needs to see some interface changes I've made. He doesn't have Visual Studio, so I just want to bundle something together to get it working over there; size doesn't matter.

At the same time I'm trying to resolve these DLL issues, and am getting very confused by outputs from the Package & Deployment app, and dependencyWalker, etc. I'm not a Windows guru, and these things are confusing the heck outta me.

I know these questions are asked all the time on here and elsewhere, I just can't find the answer I need.

There, I feel much better now ;-)

Spam
Friday, September 26, 2003

Here's a thread...

http://discuss.fogcreek.com/joelonsoftware/default.asp?cmd=show&ixPost=47791&ixReplies=18

Jon
Friday, September 26, 2003

I can't find the thread, but this might be what you're after:
http://www.thinstall.com

Kevin
Friday, September 26, 2003

I don't know much about Windows actually. I use the Nullsoft installer to install my Java software, JVM and all. I launch using a small exe I did in VC++.

Fred
Friday, September 26, 2003

You can use eg. PEBundle to cram DLLs and OCXs with your EXE. Works OK.

Frederic Faure
Saturday, September 27, 2003

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