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  • Configuring a multilingual setup
  • Managing several languages in the setup program
  • Configuring a multilingual setup program
  • Application installed in network
  • Starting the multilingual application
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Overview
If your applications must be installed in several countries, the setup editor WDINST gives you the ability to generate a multilingual setup.
The languages supported by the setup program will be proposed to the user when installing the application.
Multilingual setup wizard
Configuring a multilingual setup
The configuration of a multilingual setup is performed in the setup editor WDINST. To start WDInst, select "Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor".To start WDInst, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
The wizard for creating the setup program can also be used to configure a multilingual setup.
The "French" and "American" languages are proposed by default to the user when the application is installed. To keep this management mode, the following elements must be configured for these two languages:
  • a license, if a license is displayed at the beginning of the application setup.
  • a "Readme" file, if a "Readme" file is displayed at the end of the application setup.
  • a layout.
  • slides (WDInst only).
  • the captions of shortcuts and the groups of programs (WDInst only).
Managing several languages in the setup program
To support several languages in the setup program:
  1. Select "Parameters of setup .. Style". The languages already supported by the setup program are listed in the "Languages available during setup" area.
  2. Click the "Add" button to add new languages.
    Note: Once a new language is added, you must configure the characteristics specific to this language (layout options, slides, ...). These languages must also be supported by the "WDSetup" project. See WDSetup: Managing additional languages for more details.
  3. Click the "Delete" button to delete the language selected in the "Languages available for setup" area.
    Caution: All the characteristics defined for the deleted language (layout options, slides, ...) will be lost.
Configuring a multilingual setup program
Once the different languages supported by the setup program have been selected, you must:
In order for the setup program to support additional languages, the "WDSetup" project must be customized before creating the setup program. This project (supplied with the full examples of WINDEV) corresponds to the standard setup program of the WINDEV applications. See Using a custom setup program for more details.

Application installed in network

When updating an application installed in network, a window is displayed when the application is started from an end-user computers. This window informs the user that an upgraded version of the application is available. This window allows the user to install (or not) the update.
Starting the multilingual application
By default, a multilingual application is run in the main language of the project ("Main language" in the "Languages" tab of the project description).
To start the application in the runtime language of the setup program:
  • retrieve the runtime language of the setup program and save this language in a ".INI" file or in the registry of the setup computer. This operation can be automatically performed during the setup. See Managing the registry and the ".INI" files during setup for more details.
  • use Nation to modify the runtime language of the application.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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