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Old 23rd June 2008, 09:07   #1
Loony064
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Question Using NSIS to create an installer for a VB Express 2005 Program

Hey all!

I discovered NSIS yesterday and so far i think its fantastic. I've been playing around with it, trying to make an installer for the payroll database program i'm currently working on (in VB 2005 Express). So far, i like what i've done: A modern UI with an welcme screen, licence agreement, an installation directory selection page and the option to install a start menu shortcut.

This works great, and i've placed files, such as my readme.txt file to be installed and i've got it to uninstall everything.

The problem though, is i don't know how to get it to actually install my vb program. I've read the posts on this forum and unfortunately can't make heads or tails out of them.

Could someone explain to me which files from my Vb program i need to install and exactly how i can install them (i.e. where in my .nsi file i must place them.)

I've attached my .nsi file for you all to look at and i'd welcome any comments and suggestions that i could do to improve the code as well.

Thanks for your help
Laura
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Old 23rd June 2008, 09:35   #2
Joost Verburg
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You need to check for the .NET framework. See the wiki for details.
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Old 25th June 2008, 20:00   #3
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NSIS is great but also check InstallAware where you don't have to worry about which files to install and how because application runtimes are deployed by a single click with it.
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Old 25th June 2008, 20:04   #4
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thanks for the suggestion, geretat, i'll take a look at it
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