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Setup.exe using VB6

I would like to create an installations (setup.exe) process
using VB6

My requirements are pretty limited :

o Move a few files from a Target folder to the setup.exe package
(No Dll, OCX registration or alteration to the registry is don)

o The setup program should move all my the files
into C:\MyApplication

o Set an icon on the desktop pointing to
C:\MyApplication\Myapp.Exe Param1=X,Param2=Y
do the same on the programs bar

Is it possible to do all of these using a Wizard in VB 6 ?

If not what are the other (cheap/free) alternatives ?

Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Have you looked at the stuff included with VB 6?
If not, do that first.
If yes, maybe it has specific shortcomings that you do not want to see in the alternatives others might suggest, so list them please.

Practical Geezer
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

The setup tool (called "Package and Deployment Wizard") that is included with VB (and with Visual Studio) can do all that you are asking for.

Also, please do NOT install applications into directories like C:\MyApplication on any Windows machine - the application should go in C:\Program Files\MyApplication or preferably C:\Program Files\MyCompany\MyApplication. Note that the "Program Files" directory has a different name in other languages and may also be on a different drive than C:, but the Package and Deployment Wizard (or any other install utility) queries the operating system for the correct location when it is installing the software.

Philip Dickerson
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Try Inno Setup, its brilliant and free. Its at

Tony E
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

Microsoft Visual Studio Installer 1.1

Steve H
Wednesday, May 21, 2003

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