Tips & tricks for SamLogic Visual Installer (1)

 
This page contain links to tips & tricks pages for SamLogic Visual Installer. The tips show how to use the setup tool in different circumstances and describe some technical details about the tool. All instructions are step-by-step which makes it easy to follow and many of the tips include pictures for your easy reference. Some of the tips have also a video clip that demonstrates the tip.
 
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Getting Started with SamLogic Visual Installer
   
Getting Started
 
Getting Started With Visual Installer 
 
   Shows how to create a basic installation project with Visual Installer.
   
  
Various Tips & Tricks for SamLogic Visual Installer
   
Creation
 
How to create a self-extracting setup
 
   Shows how to create a self-extracting setup file from Visual Installer.
 
Installation
 
How to prevent an installation in wrong Windows version
 
   Shows how to prevent that an installation is run in wrong Windows version.
 
How to create a silent installation
 
   Shows how to create a silent installation (an almost invisible installation with no user interaction).
 
How to install a 64 bit program
 
   Explains how to create a setup package that installs a 64 bit program.
 
Updates and upgrades
 
The update function in Visual Installer
 
   Shows how to handle updates and upgrades in Visual Installer.
 
Shortcuts and icons

 
How to add a shortcut to a program file
 
   Shows how to add a Program menu shortcut to a program file during an installation.
   
How to create a desktop shortcut
 
   Shows how to add a shortcut to the desktop during an installation.
 
How to attach your own icon to a file
 
   Shows how to specify your own icon to a file (for example a program file, document, video etc.).
 
How to associate a file type to a program file
 
   Shows how to associate a file type / filename extension to a program file.
 
Setup dialog boxes
 
Setup dialog boxes: How to choose, add text & change image
 
   Shows how to handle the setup dialog boxes in Visual Installer.
 
How to add a link to a setup dialog box
 
   Shows how to add a clickable link to a setup dialog box.
 
Registry
 
How to write to the Windows Registry
 
   Shows how to store keys and values in Registry during an installation.
 
Run program automatically when Windows starts
 
   Shows how to make a program run automatically the next time Windows starts.
 
Code signing / Digital signing
 
How to code sign a setup package
 
   Shows how to code sign / digitally sign an installation from Visual Installer.
 
Localized installations / Languages
 
Create installations in different languages
 
   Shows how to handle different languages and create localized installations in Visual Installer.
 
 

For Microsoft Development Tools Programmers
  
Visual Basic
 
How to create an installation for a VB6 application 
 
   Shows how to import a VB6 project to Visual Installer and create an installation package for it.
 
How to create an installation for a VB.NET application 
 
   Shows how to import a VB.NET project to Visual Installer and create an installation package for it.
  
.NET
 
How to register a .NET assembly
 
   Shows how to register a .NET assembly during an installation.
 
How to prevent an installation if wrong .NET version
 
   Shows how to prevent an installation if required version of .NET Framework is not installed.
  
Excel
 
How to install an Excel Add-In using Visual Installer 
 
   Shows how to use Visual Installer to install an Excel Add-in.
 
 
   

   



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