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Package & Deployment: Include folders
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Package & Deployment: Include folders

Package & Deployment: Include folders

(OP)
Is it possible to include a Folder in the setup package created by the VB6 Package and Deployment Wizard?  It allows you to include files but I can't find a way to include some support folders that my program needs.  Thanks.

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

Rturney,

I believe it will be under the option of dependency files
next ..perhaps new folder ..next..add and then browser pops open to add additional files

Not sure if if actually creates the folder as you want it ... you may need to add a script for that

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

Might want to double check over at the
msnews.microsoft.com
microsoft.public.vb.general.discussion

newsgroup

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

(OP)
Cadcamguy,
Thanks for the suggestion(s), hadn't thought of that!  I will give it a try tomorrow and reply back.

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

(OP)
It seems that setting up Dependencies only allows files and not folders.  Maybe a script is the answer --- the question is how would I incorporate a script and what would it look like to add a folder to the setup?  I'll post this question at the MS site that you suggested, but any ideas would be appreciated.
Thanks

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

There would alway be create a exe or bat file called
setup/install..whatever the name of your app is

 and let it create the folders needed and move the support files to there..

include a little readme.txt for the user

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

Sorry I don't have much input on this, most of the exe I make are pretty much stand-alone and no additional componets outside the normal vb runfile

RE: Package & Deployment: Include folders

Try this:

- Create your basic package
- Add the files/folders into the Support folder
- Update the file "Setup.Lst" to include the files that you are interested in with their target folder.
- Run the "*.bat" file in the Support folder to re-build the deployment package based on the new settings.

Hope that helps.

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