Getting Started With Visual Installer  (5 of 5)
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On this page we will show how to save a project and how to build (compile) a setup package.
This is page 5 of 5 of Getting Started With Visual Installer:
1 - Choose a basic project type
2 - Enter a project name and specify a main destination folder
3 - Select which files to install
4 - Add text to setup dialog boxes
5 - Saving a project and building a setup package
Saving a project and building a setup package
Saving a project
26. Now it is time to save our project. You can save a project by choosing the Save project menu item in the File menu:
File - Save project
27. The Save project dialog box (as shown in the picture below) is now opened. Enter a filename in the File name text box (for example "My First Project") and click the Save button.
Save project
28. We have now saved our project. The filename of the project is displayed in the caption bar at the top of the editor's window:
My First

Building a setup package
29. Now it is time to build (compile) a setup package. You can do it by first choosing the File - Create setup package menu item, as shown in the picture below:
File - Create setup package
30. The following dialog box is now shown:

Create setup package
31. Via this dialog box you can create different types of setup packages. We will create a setup package of Internet type, which means that a single self-extracting installation package (a single EXE file) will be created. This kind of setup package is perfect for distribution via the Internet, because only one single EXE file need to be uploaded to the web server. This option will be preset because we chose the Internet project type earlier in this step-by-step guide (at step 3).
32. Before we can build the setup package we need to specify a creation folder for the package. You can browse for a folder by clicking on the Browse button, or you can enter a path directly in the Folder text box. You can for example enter the following folder path: "C:\MySetups"

Create setup package - C:\MySetups

33. Now you can click on the Create button to build a setup package. The status window will inform you how the build process proceeds: 
Create setup package - Build
34. If there are no errors during the build process, the last line in the status windows will contain the text "Ready!" (as shown in the picture above). This means that the setup package now has been build. You can open the C:\MySetups folder to view the setup file. The folder should have the following contents: 
35. The filename of the setup package is MYFILES-setup.exe. This is the default filename and is used if no other filename is specified. If you want to change filename for the setup package, you can click on the Options button in the Create setup package dialog box and change the filename. You can read more on this page.
36. You can test that the installation works by double-clicking on the setup file and run the installation.
If you want to uninstall the files, you can open Uninstall a program in the Control panel in Windows, and double-click on the "My First Project" item. Then follow the instructions given by the uninstallation program. You can read more on this page.
That's all!
We have now showed you how to create a basic installation project with Visual Installer!
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