Installer - A powerful setup tool
Asked Questions (FAQ)
Electric uses SamLogic Visual Installer
This is the first special newsletter in a series of five
for those who had downloaded a trial version of Visual Installer
from SamLogic Software. The newsletters contain articles
and practical tips about Visual Installer.
First in this newsletter is a brief presentation of the
Visual Installer setup tool. After that we list some useful
resources for the program and answers to some common FAQ
questions. Last in the newsletter you can read about a company
(Schneider Electric) that uses Visual Installer.
If you have questions about Visual Installer, please feel
free to contact me. If you want to read another issue in
this special newsletter series they are available here:
- The setup wizard in Visual Installer
- How to make a good first impression of your application
- Code signing, installation of VB applications and Excel
- 64 bit and localized installations
VISUAL INSTALLER - A POWERFUL SETUP
files can sometimes be a very complicated process, and often
is the actual copying of files just the easy part. Besides
that you must often update Windows Registry, add shortcuts
to menus and desktops, register binary files, show graphics
and text during the setup process, verify license keys,
handle updates, install databases, handle different operating
SamLogic Visual Installer
We created the setup tool SamLogic Visual Installer to make
these things easy for you. We have long experience (around
20 years) of installations in Windows environments and we
used all our knowledge when we made this tool. The tool
is very intuitive and no programming is required to create
setup packages. Visual Installer can create setups for all
Windows since Windows 98 to Windows 8.
Distribution via CD, DVD, USB flash drive or the Internet?
With Visual Installer you can create setup packages for
distribution via CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives or the Internet.
You can optimize your setup program for the media type you
want to use for your distribution.
Distribution of programs, documents or drawings?
Visual Installer can be used to distribute all kind of files,
including programs, documents and drawings. Special functions
for Office documents and AutoCAD files are included.
handle license keys
With Visual Installer you can handle license keys in an
easy way. A special license key generator is included in
the tool, but you can also specify your own license keys.
During the setup process, the setup program will ask for
a license key and will not continue the installation before
correct license key has been entered by the end-user.
Built-in setup dialog boxes
There are many built-in and ready-to-use setup dialog boxes
included in Visual Installer, and you can easily select
those you want to use for your setup programs. You can add
images and text to these dialog boxes in an easy way.
Can co-operate with Visual Studio
Visual Installer can for example import a Visual Basic project
and create a setup package of it. Also Visual Basic 6.0
information about Visual Installer
More information about SamLogic Visual Installer is available
on this product page:
information about SamLogic Visual Installer
AND DETAILED INFORMATION
There are lots of resources and detailed information available
for Visual Installer (and other software) on our web site
and some other web sites. Here are links to some web pages
with resources and information:
Guide - Describes how to use Visual Installer (PDF)
and Tricks - Practical tips / how to use common functions
- Contains tip videos and other videos about our software
Archive - Technical articles with useful information
Blog - News and information about SamLogic products
Twitter - Contains the most important news
If you need help in the program you can press
the F1 key, whenever you want, to get more information
about a specific function.
ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
is a FAQ page available for SamLogic Visual Installer. On
the FAQ page you will find answers to both general questions
and questions about specific functions in the program. Below
are some of the most common questions listed (and the answers):
Q: What's the difference in function between the full
version and the demo (trial) version?
A: All created setup programs can only be run the
same day they were created. There is also an information
text ("Visual Installer Demo")
placed on the setup screen (background window). All these
restrictions are removed in the full (paid) version. There
is no time limit in the Visual Installer editor, so you
can evaluate the program so many days that you need.
Q: What's the difference in function between the Standard
version and the Professional version?
A: The Professional version has more functions than
the Standard version, for example a project manager, a scripting
language for advanced software installations, functionality
to install 64-bit applications, the system utility program
SamLogic Selector etc. Read more about the differences on
Q: If I buy a license of SamLogic Visual Installer. Is
there any additional costs, for example must I pay some
fee for every installation I distribute?
A: No. There are no additional costs. When you have
bought a license of SamLogic Visual Installer you can use
the tool to create and distribute so many installations
Q: In how many computers can I install the program?
A: The license is per user. So if you, for example,
need to install SamLogic Visual Installer both at your office
and in your home you can do it. If there are 2 or 3 more
users you can buy a 3-license.
more frequently asked questions
ELECTRIC USES SAMLOGIC VISUAL INSTALLER
SamLogic Visual Installer can create setup packages
for various purposes; for example for installation of applications,
documents, images, videos, spreadsheets etc. The tool is
suitable for both experienced developers and beginners,
and it is used by individual consultants, global business
groups, game developers etc.
company that uses Visual Installer is Schneider Electric.
The company was founded 1836 and has it´s roots in iron
and steel industry, heavy machinery, and ship building,
and today the company is one of the largest in the electricity
and automation management industry and have more than 130,000
employees in over 100 countries.
Electric - Company web site
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