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This article compares the Visual FoxPro 3.0 and the FoxPro 2.6 Setup Wizards and highlights the functionality of the new wizard.
The interface and the functionality of the Setup Wizard has changed. Following are some of the changes for the specified Setup Wizard steps:
Step 2 - Optional ComponentsNOTE: Check Win32s if you plan to distribute this application to users that have Windows or Windows for Workgroups.
The differences are:
Step 3 - Disk ImagesThe Setup Wizard creates a distribution subdirectory containing disk images for each type of disk you specify. If you select the Netsetup option, the Setup Wizard creates a single directory that contains all the files.
Step 4 - Setup OptionsThe Setup Wizard creates installation dialog boxes with the title you specify in the Dialog Caption box. It also places the copyright statement in the About Setup dialog box.
Entries are required in the Dialog Caption and Setup Copyright boxes. The Post-Setup Executable entry is optional.
NOTE: Though this field is optional, the insertion point must enter this field in order for the Next button to become active.
Step 6 - File SummaryThis is a new step in the Setup Wizard for Visual FoxPro 3.0. The Setup Wizard lists your files in a grid. You can change the settings for any file by clicking the item that you want to change. The following table describes the settings displayed in each column.
Column Description -------------------------------------------------------------------------- File The file name as it will be created on the user's computer. Target Dir The file can be installed on the user's computer in the Application directory, Windows directory, or Windows System directory. PM Item If you would like the Setup program to create a program group and icon, select the PM Item check box for your distributed .exe or program file, and then supply the following: - A description of the icon. - An icon file to represent your exe. - A command line to run your .exe file. In the command line, you can use an embedded %s sequence to replace the application directory. The "s" must be lowercase. Use the %s sequence when you install files in application subdirectories. This ensures that files are installed in the correct subdirectory if users specify a name for the application directory other than the default name. For example, use the following to run an executable called Myapp.exe: %s\Myapp.exe OLE If you select this option, the generated setup will register the OLE control when it is installed on a user's computer. This does not register a design-time license for the control on the user's computer. Have your setup program register OLE controls to ensure that your user always uses the correct version of the control.