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  • Overview
  • Additional modules
  • Installing the help for the User Macro-Code (UMC)
  • Including the setup of Reports & Queries
  • Displaying a license agreement
  • Displaying a "Readme" file
  • Choose the optional tools that will be included in the setup
  • Include the uninstaller
  • Install character fonts
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Overview
The setup wizard allows you to include additional modules in the setup. The additional modules are used to add additional options to the setup program and to access the advanced setup parameters. You can:
Note: From version 19, HFSQL is the new name of HyperFileSQL.
Additional modules

Installing the help for the User Macro-Code (UMC)

This option allows you to include the help about the WLanguage functions, properties and keywords in your application. This help can be called from the window used to type the UMC code.
You can:
  • include the WLanguage help in the setup. In this case, the setup program will be bigger.
  • download the help onto the client computer during the setup (an Internet connection is required).
Note: If you install the help files of UMC, these help files are archived (zip creation) whenever WINDEV is updated. This operation is not performed whenever the setup of your application is generated.

Including the setup of Reports & Queries

This option is used to include the setup of Reports & Queries in the setup of your application.
In the screen for configuring the setup of "Reports & Queries":
  1. Check "Include Reports and Queries in the setup program". The setup package of Reports and Queries is automatically sought. This setup package is found in the "Install\Reports and Queries" sub-directory of the setup directory of WINDEV.
    Caution: Including Reports and Queries significantly increases the size of your setup (about 200 MB).
    The setup package of Reports and Queries can also be distributed separately.
    If Reports and Queries is not included in the setup, it can be downloaded from the application (via the automatic menu, from the print preview of a report or by RunReportsAndQueries). By default, the software is downloaded on an FTP site of PC SOFT. You have the ability to customize the download address of the software (site of a company for example). See Reports & Queries: Customizing the download address for more details.
  2. Specify (if necessary) the directories corresponding to the reports and queries modified or created by the end user:
    • the directory of custom reports and queries corresponds to the directory of the reports and queries visible by the user who created them.
    • the directory of shared reports and queries corresponds to the directory of the reports and queries visible by all application users.
  3. Allow (or not) these directories to be modified when installing the application.

Displaying a license agreement

If "Display a license agreement during the setup" is checked, you will have to specify the file containing the license agreement in the rest of wizard. This file can be in text format (".TXT") or in RTF format (".RTF" or ".WRI" for example).
If the setup program is multilingual, a license must be selected for each language supported by the setup program.
The license agreement will be displayed at the beginning of setup. The user will have to accept the terms of the license agreement before he can continue.

Displaying a "Readme" file

If "Display a 'Readme' file at the end of setup" is checked, you will have to specify the "readme" file in the rest of wizard. This file can be:
  • in text format (".TXT"),
  • in Word format (".DOC"),
  • in HTML format (".HTM" or ".HTML"),
  • in RTF format (".RTF" or ".WRI" for example),
  • in any format recognized by the user computers.
If the setup program is multilingual, a "readme" file must be selected for each language supported by the setup program.
The "readme" file is displayed at the end of the setup. At the end of setup, the user will have to check "Display the "Readme" file" to read this file.

Choose the optional tools that will be included in the setup

Several WINDEV tools can be freely distributed with your applications:
ToolsDescription
WDDebugUsed to debug an application remotely
WDOptimizerOptimizes the access to HFSQL files (reindexing, memo corrections, ...).
WDLogSaves and restores the data files in HFSQL format and manages the logs.
WDReplicManages the replication of data between several computers that use the same application.
WDSQLUsed to define a connection and to create queries in SQL code on this connection.
WDTransUsed to cancel transactions or to free records in transaction.
WDConverConverts external files to HFSQL files.
WDRemoteAccessServer (or WDRPCServer)RPC server allowing you to use the remote access on HFSQL files.
WDTelDiagnoReturns the list of available TAPI lines and specifies the line that will be used by the telephony functions.
WDSvgAppUsed to save and restore the application. This tool is run by the automatic menu ("Save the application").
ReplicSynchroUsed to manage the assisted Universal Replication.
Versions 17 and later
DplViewer
New in version 17
DplViewer
DplViewer
Used to view the duplicate copies

To add one or more of these tools into the setup program, check "Include optional tools in the setup" and select the tools to include in the rest of the wizard.
To limit the multiplication of applications on the end-user computer, the files required by these tools will be installed in the "\Program Files\Common files\ PC SOFT\23.0" directory. The path of directory for optional tools is returned by SysDir. For example:
SysRep(srCommonProgramFiles) + "\PC SOFT\20.0"
If an application shortcut is created in the "Start" menu, the shortcut of each tool installed on the user computer will also be added to the "Start" menu (in the same program group as the application).
WDOptimizer will be installed by default if the application is associated with a HFSQL database.

Include the uninstaller

If "Include the uninstaller" is checked, the uninstaller will be automatically installed on the user computers.
Once it is installed, the application will be displayed in the list of programs installed on the current system ("Add/Remove programs" in the control panel).
Note: The "uninst.INF" file will be created in the setup directory of the application. This file lists all the application files installed on the user computers.
To uninstall the application, you must:
  1. Select the application in the list of programs.
  2. Click the "Modify/Delete" button.
    The following elements will be deleted:
    • The files listed in the "uninst.INF" file.
    • The entries in the registry created when installing the application.
    • The application shortcuts (on the desktop and in the "Start" menu) if they exist.
    • The data files (".FIC", ".MMO" and ".NDX" files) after user confirmation.
    • The files saved during the different setups (if they exist) after user confirmation.
    • The directories whose files are deleted during the uninstall process.
Special case: If the application creates data files in a specific directory (different from the sub-directories of the application), these data files will not be automatically deleted during the uninstall process.
Note: To uninstall the application, the uninstaller is using an entry in the registry. The wizard for creating the setup program is used to modify this identifier. See Modifying the identifier used to uninstall the application for more details.
Versions 22 and later

Install character fonts

If the option "Install character fonts" is checked, the selected fonts will be deployed on the client computer. In the next screen, add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
When installing the application, these fonts will be automatically installed on the client computer.
Note: Don't forget to check whether you have the rights to distribute these fonts.
New in version 22

Install character fonts

If the option "Install character fonts" is checked, the selected fonts will be deployed on the client computer. In the next screen, add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
When installing the application, these fonts will be automatically installed on the client computer.
Note: Don't forget to check whether you have the rights to distribute these fonts.

Install character fonts

If the option "Install character fonts" is checked, the selected fonts will be deployed on the client computer. In the next screen, add the TTF or OTF files corresponding to the fonts to install.
When installing the application, these fonts will be automatically installed on the client computer.
Note: Don't forget to check whether you have the rights to distribute these fonts.
Minimum required version
  • Version 11
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