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Build A Simple Internet Download exe

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Posted 01 January 2004 - 20:58

I have built an Excel add-in that I want to distribute as shareware over the internet. The user installation will be very simple with only 3 files (an xla, a help chm and a readme.txt). I have InstallShield 5.1 (came with my Visual C++ 6.0) and I just spent the last few days going through the tutorial. I have many questions but let me start with one. Can InstallShield build a singe exe file or does it always need cab, dll, ins, bin, etc? Thanks.


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Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:25

With IS 5.x you will get a set of files (setup.*, *.cab, *.dll etc).
But with PFTW (package for the web) you can put it all into one nice exe file which extracts itself into the temp folder and starts the installation you created.
Gruß / regards