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    Setup program for a win32 application

    hi,

    I have an application based on WIN32 API , VC++(2008).I want to create a setup program for this application,Currently application is running on any other PC(Other than Development PC)by copying the exe file which generated by compling the code on Release mode.How to create a setup program for win32application
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Thanks & Regards
    Manju

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Search for a free setup tools like inno setup
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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Quote Originally Posted by VictorN View Post
    Search for a free setup tools like inno setup
    I am not understaning what is that.& what i have to do.Please Give me some idea about this...

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Quote Originally Posted by manjut19 View Post
    I am not understaning what is that.& what i have to do.Please Give me some idea about this...
    Didn't you read what is written in the link I had posted?
    Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. First introduced in 1997, Inno Setup today rivals and even surpasses many commercial installers in feature set and stability.
    ...
    And that was your question:
    Quote Originally Posted by manjut19
    How to create a setup program for win32application
    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    I heard abou MSI in visual studio & i tryed to make a setup program for my win32 application by reading document about MSI http://software.intel.com/en-us/arti...al-studio-2008.After the setup project creation i compiled the project and in Release folder i got 2 type item
    1.Windows application Package
    2.Application.
    which one i have to give to customer?

    Thanks & Regards

    Manju

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Quote Originally Posted by manjut19 View Post
    I heard abou MSI in visual studio & i tryed to make a setup program for my win32 application by reading document about MSI http://software.intel.com/en-us/arti...al-studio-2008.After the setup project creation i compiled the project and in Release folder i got 2 type item
    1.Windows application Package
    2.Application.
    which one i have to give to customer?

    Thanks & Regards

    Manju
    Why don't you make your life a lot easier and use inno setup, as Victor pointed out?

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul McKenzie View Post
    Why don't you make your life a lot easier and use inno setup, as Victor pointed out?

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie
    My project manager asked me to do with MSI

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    Re: Setup program for a win32 application

    Quote Originally Posted by manjut19 View Post
    My project manager asked me to do with MSI
    http://www.exemsi.com/inno-setup-and-msi

    Secondly:
    i got 2 type item
    1.Windows application Package
    2.Application.
    which one i have to give to customer?
    If you were the customer, which one would install your application?

    Regards,

    Paul McKenzie

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