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    A Q for the Big Boys

    Hello,

    I feel a bit out of my depth in this forum because I wouldn't know where to begin with proper hard-core programming... but, I thought this might be the best place to start asking this question. If I produced a web site for a client who simply wants me to send them the files who will install on their server, how do I produce a self-extracting application file which puts all the files in the right places etc. I assume I will need some sort of software to do this but what should I use?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Chris

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    use winzip

    It can create self extracting files, with path names included so upon extraction the paths are also taken care of

    otherwise use the package and deployment wizard from a visual tool like visual basic or visual c++
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    Thanks

    Thanks Roelf,

    Just another quickie then... does the free version of WinZip do that, and more importantly, where can I get a copy of Visual Basic, preferably for free, to do the package and deploy file. I had in mind changing the graphics on the installation window like you see with mods for HL and the like.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Re: Thanks

    Originally posted by christrinder
    Just another quickie then... does the free version of WinZip do that,
    dont know, never use winzip, always use windows commander ( www.ghisler.com ) for handling all my files and archives

    Originally posted by christrinder
    where can I get a copy of Visual Basic, preferably for free
    VB for free? LMAO
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    Re: Re: Thanks

    Originally posted by Roelf

    dont know, never use winzip, always use windows commander ( www.ghisler.com ) for handling all my files and archives

    http://www.ghisler.com/picture.htm --- *shivers at the sight of it*


    That is the worst GUI I have ever seen... shame on the creator...


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    its just an example of which infomration and shortcuts, tabstrips menubars etc. you can put on your screen. My settings are so that i only have a menu and a shortcutlist on my Commander. But the handling of archives, integrated ftp, complete keyboard controlled (if you like) is very good. On top of that, if a program works great but looks awful, i would still use it.
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    Total Commander (they renamed a while ago) is the best program ever, I've been using it (or their predecessors) ever since I've been using a PC and I love it.


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