Very simple Windows install question

  1. 5 months ago

    Bill

    Dec 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Longview Texas

    I have avoided working with Windows for a lot of years. I now need to install a very simple app on a Windows machine.

    It uses one SQLite db as the only external file. Can I simply put the app in the programs folder and the database in the appropriate place or do I have to use an installer?

    You should really use an installer.

    There are sample Inno Setup installer scripts included with Xojo.

  2. Louis D

    Dec 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Montreal, QC, Canada

    Always use an installer on Windows. There are exceptions, but this general rule keeps you out of trouble. Things like registering a DLL, placing libraries in the right locations, etc. are handled correctly with an installer.

  3. Paul L

    Dec 12 Xojo Inc Answer http://docs.xojo.com

    You should really use an installer.

    There are sample Inno Setup installer scripts included with Xojo.

  4. Ivan T

    Dec 12 Pre-Release Testers

    Just make shure to use the option Include Runtime DLL's, and deploy any way you want. You can use even a self extract compresed file. (To decompress/install in the PF you need admin rights)

    For the DB, it should be managed/created by the app itself, correct place is a subfolder of C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming

  5. Bill

    Dec 12 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Longview Texas

    thanks guys...

  6. Emile S

    Dec 12 Europe (France, Strasbourg)

    SpecialFolder.ApplicationData

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