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  • Overview
  • Different types of setup for a WINDEV application
  • How to create a setup program?
  • How to install a WINDEV application?
  • Principle for the standard or compact setup
  • Principle for the network setup
  • Silent setup
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Overview
Creating the setup program allows you to deploy a WINDEV application on the end-user computers.
Creating the setup program consists in specifying all the parameters required for installing and using your WINDEV application.
WINDEV allows you to create a full setup program. This setup program can be used to install:
  • a WINDEV application.
  • other files. Installing goodies for example (images, videos, ...).
Different types of setup for a WINDEV application
Several types of setup are available:
  • Standard setup: The setup program is independent of the application. All the files required by the application are installed on the user computers. To take an update into account, this update must be run on each user computer.
  • Compact setup: Performs a standard setup. However, the setup program is smaller because it does not use specific DLLs and some customization options are not available.
  • Setup with automatic update (network setup): This setup is used to:
    • manage the automatic update of application installed on network.
    • find out the characteristics of users connected to the application at a given time.
    • configure the location of files required by the application. Different cases can be managed, for example:
      • Installing all the application files on the server.
      • Installing the database on the server and the files required to run the application (".EXE", ".WDL", ".DLL", ...) on each user computer.
      • Installing part of database on the server and another part on each user computer. The files required to run the application (".EXE", ".WDL", ".DLL", ...) are also installed on each user computer.
How to create a setup program?
To create a setup program allowing you to:
  • deploy a WINDEV application, you can:
  • provide other files, you must use the wizard for creating the setup program started from the setup editor WDINST ("File .. New" from WDINST).
    Reminder: To start the setup editor WDINST, select "Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor".
  • deploy a WINDEV application, you can:
    • use the wizard for creating the setup program from WINDEV: on the "Project" pane, in the "Generation" group, expand "Setup procedure" and select "Create the setup procedure". This wizard allows you to easily create the three types of setup programs.
    • use the setup editor WDINST: on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDINST". This editor is used to customize the setup program.
  • provide other files, you must use the wizard for creating the setup program started from the setup editor WDINST ("File .. New" from WDINST).
    Reminder: To start WDINST (the setup editor), on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDINST".
To view the different options for configuring the setup program proposed by the wizard and/or by the setup editor WDINST, see the Different configuration options proposed by the wizard and WDINST.
How to install a WINDEV application?

Principle for the standard or compact setup

To install your application, all you have to do is start the setup program of application on the user computer. The files required by the application are installed in the specified setup directory.
To install an update of your application, all you have to do is run the setup program of update on the user computer. The application files modified by the update are replaced.
Versions 21 and later
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.
New in version 21
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.

Principle for the network setup

To install your application:
  1. Start your setup program on the server. The files required by the reference application are installed in the specified setup directory. The reference application corresponds to a client setup program.
  2. Run the client setup program from each user computer. The files required by the client application are installed in the specified setup directory.
To install an update of your application:
  1. Start your setup update on the server. The files of the reference application modified by the update are replaced. These replaced files can be saved.
  2. When the application is started from a user computer, the application update is automatically proposed.
Versions 21 and later
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.
New in version 21
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.
Note: The setup program proposes:
  • a "Fast setup": in this case, the application is installed according to preset parameters. No information is asked to the user.
  • a "Custom setup": in this case, the user follows the different steps of the setup wizard to customize the setup parameters.

Silent setup

To silently install a WINDEV application (without displaying the different screens the setup program), pass the /SILENT parameter to the INSTALL.EXE program.
Note: This option cannot be used with an MSI setup or with a compact setup.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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