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#1 geoleob   User is offline

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VB6 Package & Deployment wizard

Posted 29 October 2015 - 02:39 PM

In VB5, when using the P&D wizard, you had to physically add your database(mdb) to a list. In the VB6 P&D wizard no such option is provided. Does this mean that the mdb will automatically be included?. (Mine is in the same folder as the EXE)
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#2 maj3091   User is offline

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Re: VB6 Package & Deployment wizard

Posted 01 November 2015 - 01:27 AM

The PDW will look for your application dependencies, whether it will add your MDB file, I'm not sure.

The easiest way would be to build your setup, then have a look in the setup.lst file as to whether your MDB has been added.

This link gives full details on PDW and how to use.

Sorry can't be of more help as I never really used PDW.
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Re: VB6 Package & Deployment wizard

Posted 05 December 2015 - 07:28 PM

In PDW you can add files to install. Keep an eye open in the wizard for the screen that asks you to add additional files. P&D wizard in VB6 didn't change this.

There are lots of reasons not to use the P&D wizard. The main one (and the reason that most people don't use it) is that you can get caught in an endless loop during the install, and whether or not you do is specific to the configuration of the target machine. (Here is something I wrote on this back in 2003.)

I would recommend that you switch to the Windows Installer, but if you want to stick with the P&D Wizard you'll want to read the post I linked.

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