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    Unhappy Package and Deployment Wizard for VB6

    I have searched high and low in Micro$ofts' site and have not located their PDW for VB6. Once upon time I located it, but not this time around. Anyone locate the download I would appreciate the link.


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    Doesn't it come with VB6?
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    The PDW comes packaged with VB. If you dont have it you have options. Use InnoSetup or any similar freeware packager to deploy your applications. they are more powerful than the PDW and feature uninstaller too.

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    Thumbs up Inno

    The package deployment wizard that comes with VB5 onwards is absolutely terrible! Believe me when I say, you don't want it! Inno on the other hand is superb! http://www.jrsoftware.org

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    Will do. Thanks for the leads.

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    Post Icon parameters

    Again, thanks for directing me to Inno.

    I am attempting to add an icon to the users exe shortcut to the application. I have managed to direct Inno to load an icon file for the setup icon, but the end user will never see this.

    Command line in help looks like this IconFilename: "{app}\myicon.ico"
    Refereing to previous lines in the script file, the {app} stays, then the \ and finally the path to the ico file. I get an error indicating Required parameter "Name" not specified.
    Not sure where to go next. I have tried various ways to present the information, but no luck. Any direction on this would be greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Icon parameters

    I'm also looking for a simple/effective deployment tool (again, 'cause I can't find whatever it was I had found years ago). I do remember INNO 'cause all I have left is the test installation script I had created back then. Having re-googled the subject, Inno seems as though it is still the go-to deployment tool for us "noobs".

    http://www.jrsoftware.org/isdl.php#stable

    Supports ALL releases of Windows, 64 bits, encryption and a gazillion other features (for a free tool).
    http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

    And yes, it is FREE even if you you it for commercial use! Although I will definitely make a donation if I ever market "something" before I migrate to the next plane of existence.

    Review:
    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/win...ler-made-easy/

    And no, I don't get a cut on their donations.

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    EDIT: There's also a free GUI editor amonst the third-party files (also free and accepts donations).
    https://www.kymoto.org/products/inno...udio/downloads
    Last edited by Demon; - 15th February 2017 at 17:11.
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