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How to write-protect a file after installation

Sometimes it is necessary to write-protect a file after it has been installed on a hard drive. If you use Visual Installer to install your files, this is very easy done if you follow these steps: 1. Open your project … Continue reading

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How to remember installation date

When you install a software it can sometimes be useful to remember the installation date. In Visual Installer you can do it by using the %DATE variable, which retrieves the current date from the system during an installation. The contents … Continue reading

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Visual Installer: Does SETPERM change folder permissions also for sub folders?

With the SETPERM script command in Visual Installer’s script language you can change permissions for a folder on the user’s hard disk during an installation. But what happen with the sub folders? Are the folder permissions inherited? Yes. They are … Continue reading

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Using the ‘Add tree’ function in Visual Installer

If you already have created a folder structure on your hard drive, with the files that you want to install, and want to create a similar folder structure on the destination drive, there is a very useful function in Visual … Continue reading

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How to add a folder tree to Visual Installer’s file list

With the Add tree function in Visual Installer you can add a folder structure including files to Visual Installer’s file list in an easy way. It is also possible to add a folder structure without files to Visual Installer’s file … Continue reading

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How to check if Microsoft Office is installed during an installation

We have added new conditions to Visual Installer’s script language that can be used to: • check whether Microsoft Office is installed in the computer or not • check if the installed Microsoft Office is 32 bit or 64 bit … Continue reading

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Using the log function in Visual Installer’s script language

When using the script language in Visual Installer, it may sometimes be useful to see in detail what happen when the script lines are executed. To get detailed information about the execution of script commands, you can activate a log … Continue reading

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Two useful tips about Visual Installer and .NET Framework

Do you use SamLogic Visual Installer to create installation packages for your .NET applications and .NET components? If yes, then you should check the following two tips that we have published on the tips section for Visual Installer: Tip 1 … Continue reading

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CD-Menu Creator: How to protect a document with a password

If you have documents (for example PDF or Word documents) that you want to distribute to other people via a CD, DVD or USB flash drive, CD-Menu Creator is the right tool for you. You can create a menu interface … Continue reading

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CD-Menu Creator: How to encrypt a document without a password

In this blog post we explained how to protect a document with a password and how to store it encrypted on a CD, DVD or USB flash drive. Sometimes it may be useful to only have the document encrypted, but … Continue reading

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Visual Installer: How to block a license key

In Visual Installer 2017 it is possible to block specific license keys from be accepted during an installation. This is useful when using prime number based license keys because they are created and verified mathematically. So if the license key … Continue reading

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Visual Installer: How to run a program with administrator rights

Sometimes an installed program must be run with administrator rights when it is started. This gives the program more privileges, which sometimes is necessary to make a program function as expected. In Visual Installer you can set an installed program … Continue reading

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