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Welcome to Install Creator Pro
The most versatile and professional way to rapidly distribute your applications
To discover or use all the functions and power of Install Creator Pro, you can: Use the Wizard which will guide you step by step through the creation of your install program. Study the different elements of the interface and their functionality. Discover tips and tricks that will allow you to work more productively with Install Creator Pro and profit from its power. If you have already used Install Creator you can learn about the specific features of Install Creator Pro. If you have already used Clickteam Install Maker Pro, you can learn about what's new in Install Creator Pro.
Install Creator Pro is an amazingly versatile installation program builder. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to gather and compress a large number of files in one single executable file and then be able to distribute it to your users so that they can install your product using a clear and simple interface. While being very simple to use, Install Creator Pro allows you to personalize the installation program and use all the resources of the Windows environment (adding icons to the Start Menu and desktop, un-installation from the Control Panel, management of dll, Ini files and the registry). Install Creator Pro also adds these advanced features: Multiple versions in a single installer... This feature allows you to create installers with demo/registered versions, multi-language versions, and light, medium, and full install versions! See The different versions, Multi-lingual installer, Demo and registered version, minimum, normal, and full. Password protected install programs and user registration tool... These features allow you to create installers that require a registration code to allow your users to install them. This is an ideal solution for you distribute your applications with a demo and registered version. Let the user try out the program and then if they want, they can register with you and you can provide them with a registration code to unlock the application. The Registration tool is the key to this and generates the registration codes. It even will create an email text file with all the information so that you can easily send it to the customer. See the Registration Tool, The different versions... Easily write to an INI file, Registry base, or any file... This powerful feature simplifies the task of writing to INI files and creating registry keys. It is very powerful and very easy to use. See the Install Info tab.
Install Creator Pro is the solution for you and your programs: All the files in one The installation program will contain all your files. It does not need any other program, dll or other library files to run in the Windows environment. Simple for you It allows you to select a single directory since the Wizard will automatically create all files and sub-directories that it needs to install on the destination machine. That's with the Wizard or you can choose to use the main interface, where you will have access to multiple options. This is also just as simple to operate and you can personalize your installation program in much more detail. Easy Installation/Un-installation Your users have only to click on your installation program and follow the instructions. All your files will be directly installed on their hard disk. Install Creator Pro will add (if you wish it) a program group of icons in the Start menu and on the desktop. An uninstall icon will allow the user to automatically remove your whole application without leaving a trace. A fully optimized program The install program added to your files is highly compact. It takes up approximately 85 kb including texts of the installation wizard (130 Kb with uninstall program and standard bitmaps). To the simplicity of Install Creator Pro is added a performance way beyond similar programs in its category. Gain more space The compression capabilities integrated into Install Creator Pro allows (according to the structure of files) a reduction of the volume of data by up to 80% in the installation program. Gain time If you distribute your programs via the Internet your users will appreciate downloading your applications more rapidly. It takes only a few seconds for Install Creator Pro to restore an application of several megabytes when previously it would have taken several long minutes just to download.
What's new in Clickteam Install Creator Pro vs. Clickteam Install Maker Pro...
General Interface - Better UI with customizable toolbar and menu. - When you load an installer settings file and files have been added or removed since the last time the settings file was modified, Install Creator shows you the files that have been added and/or removed. - You can now select several source directories for each version, so you haven't to duplicate all the files for each version if they share files. - New /R command line option to open the registration tool Note: Install Creator Pro uses the same file extension for the project files as Install Maker Pro: .iip. The IMP project files can be loaded in ICP, but you cannot load ICP project files with IMP. When you load a .iip file created with Install Maker Pro and save it, Install Creator Pro will copy the old .iip file to a .001 file before saving, for the case you would need later to load this file with Install Maker Pro. Install Programs Look & Feel - You can now customize entirely the dialog boxes of your install programs, change the size, font, colors, control properties, etc. You can export your dialog box templates for reusing them in other installers. - You can insert tags into the texts to modify the style of parts of text (bold, italic, underline, strikeout, color, font size, links) - The URLs in your texts are automatically transformed to links (+ you can add hidden links with the <link> tag) - You can hide some pages or make silent install programs. - There is a new License page with I Agree / I Disagree buttons. - You can choose the background and text colors of the background window, have a background bitmap per screen resolution, and choose several alignment options for text and bitmap. - You can use your own icons for the installer and the uninstaller. - The Browse Directory dialog box, in the install programs, is now a Windows explorer. Compression - Better compression, IC uses 2 different algorithms and chooses the best one for each file. - There is even a "Maximum compression" option in the Build tab, which allows you to compress yet better certain files. - The runtime itself is compressed, so its size is the same as the previous version, although it contains more features. New file options - You can associate icon files with the shortcuts you install. - You can install each file to custom directories. - You can run or view several files during the installation. - You can choose not to install a file if a file with the same name already exists. - You can choose the versions of Windows a file can be installed to. - You can prevent the user to stop the installation when it's in progress after a specific file has been installed. - You can prevent the installation if files are in use. Download - You can now make your installer download files from a server. Build - You can now indicate a maximum size for the installer, and IC will cut the installer into several files if necessary. - You can save the log file to a text file in the Build page. Uninstaller - There is now a progress bar while installed components are being removed. - New option to launch a file at the beginning of the uninstallation. - New option to view an URL at the end of the uninstallation. - New option not to add an Uninstall entry in the control panel. - New option to add uninstall information to an uninstaller already installed. Miscellaneous features - You can make your installer not to start if a key exists in the registry and a command line option is used. - You can make your installer not to run if a file is not installed. - ICP creates for you the key required to associate a file extension to your program. - The installer can now install up to 16 versions. Registration Tool - The registration tool is now more user friendly. - A version can be protected with 3 kinds of registration code. - New short registration codes with alpha-numeric characters. - New short registration codes with numeric characters. - The protection of the registration codes has been reinforced, the product code can now contain up to 16 characters.
Changes / Incompatibility problems .txt is in the same directory as the installer.. .Unlike Install Maker Pro. the installer automatically reads the registration code from this file.You can now deactivate certain registration codes.1 install programs.If a file reginfo. . Install Creator cannot generate Windows 3.
option to prevent the installation to start if a file is in use . Installation of multiple versions of a product This feature allows you to create installers with demo/registered versions.. e. create install programs that run silently.. remove user files. Installation of password-protected versions of a product Create installers that require a registration code to allow your users to install them. See also The different versions Registration Tool Install Info tab Options tab Window tab Uninstall tab File Options . and/or to optimize the download if certain files do not need to be installed.ini files or any file.g. and much more. Ability to write strings to the Registry.option to prevent the installation to start if a certain file is not installed Ability to run a program before the uninstaller and to display an URL at the end of the uninstallation With this option. multi-language versions. This powerful feature simplifies the task of writing to INI files and creating registry keys.What's new in Install Creator Pro vs. Various new File options . Install Creator.ability to prevent a file to be installed on certain Windows platforms . A Registration tool allows you to generate the user registration codes. etc. you can customize the uninstallation process. Ability to create silent installers With this option. Ability for your install program to download files to install from a server This feature allows you to accelerate the downloading time of your install program before it starts. .ability to install icons for all the user accounts on Windows NT/2000/XP .
it prompts you to use the Wizard to make your install program. you will be ready to build your install program. When all the dialog boxes have been completed. Once you are confident with Install Creator Pro you can deactivate the Wizard by selecting Preferences in the File Menu and un-checking the appropriate box. Check to see if you have completed all the necessary requirements for this stage. Each dialog box explains what is required by Install Creator Pro to make your program.Final installation page Stage 13 .Installation directory Stage 11 . At any time.Wizard When you use Install Creator Pro for the first time. The [Help] button allows you easy access to the specific help section for the stage you are on. you will be able to move easily between the different stages of your install program.Configuration of the Start Menu and desktop shortcut Stage 12 . you can see instantly how your install program is progressing. the Wizard asks you step by step for all the necessary elements to produce your installation program. When the [Next] button is inactive.Name and language of your installer Stage 4 . when the.Installation window Stage 6 . See Also: Stage 1 . Use the following presentation of the different stages of the Wizard to prepare yourself for what Install Creator Pro needs to make your install program.Choice of files to install Stage 3 .License text Stage 10 .Installation window image Stage 7 . it means that the Wizard hasn't got all the necessary information to move on yet.Information/warning text Stage 9 . [Preview] button is active. When the [Back] and [Next] buttons are active. At each stage.Leaving the Wizard .Installation dialog boxes Stage 8 .Uninstaller Stage 14 . the [Cancel] button closes the Wizard and you will find yourself in the main Install Creator Pro interface.Other Version Stage 15 .Name and protection of the version Stage 5 . Using simple dialog boxes.Welcome Stage 2 .
Choosing the files to install Wizard . you can leave the Wizard.Wizard . See Also: Preferences Next Stage . you will directly access the main interface. you will be able re-activate the Wizard when you start a new project.Welcome To de-activate the Wizard When this option is checked. In the future when you launch Install Creator Pro. In the File Menu under preferences.
all files that they contain will be included.Wizard .Name and language of your installer Wizard . During the installation.Selecting the files to install All files contained in the selected directory will be included in the install program. Sub-directories If the Include Sub-directories option is selected. See Also: Previous Stage . To help with selecting the directory use the [Browse] button.Welcome Next Stage .Choice of files to install Choice of directory . these sub-directories will be recreated relative to the installation directory.
clickteam. In this version texts are in French or English.Wizard . Preview Click on this button for an overview of your install program.Name and protection of the version Wizard . replacing the macro #title.Name of your Product Language Allows you to choose the default language for the installation text.txt file is accessible in the subdirectory. In order to use this function you should have used the export function in a previous stage so that the . Templ of Install Creator Pro.com in the Install Creator Download area. You will find new installation texts in numerous languages on the Clickteam Internet web site at the following address http://www. You can use your own model texts by selecting them here. This test is for viewing only and does not function as your actual program will. See Also: Texts personalization tab Previous Stage .Choice of files to install Next Stage . Name of your product This is the name of your product that will be used by default in all texts.
as shown below. The user can choose the configuration s/he wants to install in the Choose Version screen of your install program: Version Name Enter the name of the current version here. This name appears in the Choose Version screen above. ignore this screen and go to the next Wizard stage. also called Product Code. between 8 and 16 characters. This code. the user will have to enter a registration code in a Registration screen. will be used to generate user registration codes with the Install Creator Pro registration tool. Code Install Creator Pro lets you protect your installers with a full featured registration code system. In your install program. enter here a code. If you want to protect the current version. . to unlock the installation.Wizard . The Wizard will ask you later if you want to add another version to your install program. If your install program installs only one version.Version Install Creator Pro allows you to include several versions (or configurations) into your install program.
the registration codes will contain only 20 numbers. The first button displays the Choose Version page. you can also indicate a list of "banned" registration codes.Generate Short Registration Codes If this option is selected. a list of registration codes that will have no effect if entered by the user.Installation window Wizard .e. E. the registration codes contain the user name and other info if specified in the registration tool. Preview Click on the Preview buttons for an overview of your install program. the user registration codes are short (between 19 and 21 characters). A78GHY-8HD62GS8-GHA9DG If this option is not selected.g. i. If it's selected. the second button displays the Registration page. the user registration codes have a variable size and the Registration screen only contains one edit box.Name and language of your installer Next Stage . Example of such a code: #S#LKKHGALUIEYPUE9YZT38HEJD83HDIU89J2OK8ZE72HIZ982NDIOZ02JDBDSU728D37837DH298SH#E#. Only Numbers This option is available only for the short registration codes. like this: 192735-85835212973287 Note: In the main interface of Install Creator Pro. See Also: Registration tool Previous Stage . In this mode.
the install program will have no window and will run silently.Name and protection of the version Next Stage .Installation window image Wizard . If you choose "No Window". See Also: Window Previous Stage .Installation window Choose the appearance of the installation window as well as the background color and title that will be displayed in the top left corner (in full screen version). Note: this feature is not available in the demo version of Install Creator Pro.Wizard .
Alignment If the image is not stretched or tiled.Wizard . select the alignment options to align it with the borders of the window. or to center it.Installation dialog boxes Wizard . This page is displayed only if you have chosen full screen mode for your installation. Pattern : the image will be reproduced as a mosaic (tiled) in the background. See Also: Window Previous Stage . Background Select a BMP image of 16 or 256 colors. Options Stretch : the image will be resized to the size of the screen.Installation window Next Stage . choose any image to display in the background of the installation window.Installation window image With the help of the dialog box.
See Also: Window tab Dialog Box Editor Previous Stage . Left Bitmap If the dialog box template contains a left pane with a bitmap. Click the Preview button to display a page with a bitmap in the left pane. 3 templates are provided with Install Creator.Installation window image Next Stage . Click the Preview button to display a page with a bitmap in the top pane.Installation Dialog Boxes Template Allows you to choose the default template for the installation dialog boxes. In order to use this function. 2 "classic" templates to keep the compatibility with the appearance of the install programs created with Install Maker.imt file is accessible in the Templ sub-directory of Install Creator. and a Default template with a more modern design. You can use your own templates.Wizard .Information/warning text Wizard . Top Bitmap If the dialog box template contains a top pane with a bitmap. you can change the bitmap here. you can change the bitmap here. you should have used the Export Wizard Template function in a previous stage so that the .
Information/warning texts In this window you can type the text to display at the beginning of the installation.License text Wizard .Installation dialog boxes Next Stage . See Also: Wizard Texts tab Previous Stage .Wizard . If you don't type any text this screen will not appear during the installation of your application.
See Also: Wizard Texts tab Previous Stage .Wizard .License Agreement In this window you can type the text of your license agreement to display at the beginning of the installation.Information/warning text Next Stage . If you don't type any text this screen will not appear during the installation of your application.Installation directory Wizard .
More information about how to get a directory pathname from the registry or an INI file in the Options tab of the main interface. See Also: Options tab Previous Stage . You can use directories defined in the Registry or in an INI file in the Windows directory. your install program will prompt the user to agree to create it or not.License text Next Stage . If this directory doesn't exist on your user's hard disk.Wizard .Installation directory Indicate the default directory where you want your program to install your application.Configuration of the Start Menu and desktop shortcut Wizard .
Icon name If you choose a file to add to the Start menu. If you don't complete any of the fields at this stage.exe) but if it is a web site.Configuration of the Start menu and desktop shortcut This stage of the Wizard allows you to choose how your users will access your application and is optional.Installation directory Next Stage .g. See Also: File Options Previous Stage .Wizard . Note: in the main interface of Install Creator Pro you can also choose to install these shortcuts for all users on Windows NT/2000/XP machines. Usually it should be a program file (.ico file must be installed with your application files. This .Final installation page Wizard . this option will not be activated during your program's installation. Add Desktop Shortcut This check box allows you to add a desktop shortcut for the main start file of your application. you will have to give a name to its shortcut (the Next button remains inactive until you have provided a name for the icon).ico file to associate with your shortcut.html). you can select the file your users will be able to access to start your application. index. you could choose the welcome page (e. ICO file to associate with the desktop shortcut Enter in this field the name of a . File With the help of the browse button.
Configuration of the Start Menu and desktop shortcut Next Stage . In each case. choose which file to activate with the help of the [Browse] buttons.Wizard . you have the option to allow them to activate an information file to view and/or run your application. See Also: File Options Previous Stage . The main interface of Install Creator Pro gives you other options to view or run files at different stages of the installation.Final installation page When your user arrives at the final installation page.Uninstaller Wizard .
Wizard . See Also: Uninstaller parameters Previous Stage .Uninstaller This stage of the Wizard allows you to include an uninstaller program so that your user will be able to easily uninstall your product.Final installation page Next Stage .Other Version Wizard .
Wizard . click the Other Version button.Name and protection of the version Previous Stage .Other Version If you want to add another version to your install program. the Wizard will prompt you for the settings of this other version. See Also: Stage 4 .Uninstaller Next Stage .Leaving the Wizard Wizard .
] you access the main interface..Leaving the Wizard By clicking on the [Finish] button you automatically start the build process of your installation program.Other Version Wizard . All previously selected options will be retained.Wizard . See Also: Previous Stage .. By checking the box [Do not build.
Main Interface The main interface is composed of the following elements: The Menus File This menu contains the main options for saving and loading project files to re-use. including registration The Toolbar For direct access to the main functions. Options Tab to personalize the destination directory and select general options. The Version Combo Box This combo box allows you to select the version for which you want to modify the settings. and the importing and exporting of parameters to create or modify installation programs. or protect it with registration codes. It also provides access to Install Creator Pro's preferences View Allows you to organize how Install Creator Pro looks Tools Allows you to have an overview of the installation program. and are made up as follows: Files To choose the files to install and their parameters. Uninstaller Personalize the un-installation program. . Install Info Tab to enter strings to write to the registry or files after the installation. launch the build process and access the registration tool Help Access to the help and information about Install Creator Pro. Build Execute and visualize the construction of the installation program. to add or remove a version. Wizard Texts Tab to personalize the installation Wizard texts and dialog boxes. Click the Edit button to open the Version dialog box. The Tabs These represent the main composing areas of your installation project. Window Tab to personalize the installation window.
or opens the Registration tool.. Help Help file and "About. save or modify parameters of several installation programs and gives access to Install Creator Pro's preferences.Menus File Allows you to manage. . View Activate." section.. Tools Test or Build the installation program. de-activate or customize the Toolbar.
Install Creator Pro prompts you to save any modifications before closing it.. right click this text in the Wizard Texts tab and select an option in the Default menu. By default these are saved in the Templ directory situated in the Install Creator Pro folder. nor the texts of the install program. it does not include the settings of the main window.. Connect to http://www. If a model is already under way. . Saves the personalized sections of the different tabs of the current session in the directory of your choice with the name of your choice. Allows you to preserve all the personalized sections of the different tabs of the current session. dimensions. This does not modify the different options of the installation project. Note: the saved file only contains the dialog box settings (colors. without having to re-enter all the text information into the Wizard texts tab. If a model is already under way.. to Save functions as to Save As. Install Creator Pro prompts you to save any modifications before closing it. Export Wizard Template Saves the settings of the dialog boxes of the installation program into a file. Allows you to use the personalized sections of the different tabs from a previous session. You will find a list of your files in a browse files window when you choose this option. Preferences Opens the Preferences dialog box.com and open the Install Creator Pro section for a list of downloadable installation texts in many languages. If you want to reset a text to its default value. By default these are saved in the Templ directory situated in the Install Creator Pro folder. Note: only the non-empty texts are replaced by this command. Import Wizard Texts Replaces all texts of the current session by the contents in the selected file. Import Wizard Template Replaces the settings of the dialog boxes of the installation program by the contents in the selected file. You will find a list of your files in a browse files window when you choose this option. This option is very useful if you want to re-use texts from another project. This does not modify the settings of the main window or the texts of the install program. without having to reedit them with the Dialog Box Editor.clickteam. Save Saves the current installation project under its name and in its directory of origin.File Menu New This function allows you to create a new installation project.. Recent files list A list of the last Install Creator Pro projects opened. If a model is saved for the first time. Export Wizard Texts Saves all the Wizard texts of the installation program into a text file. only the texts and allows you to rapidly produce multi-language versions. Exit Closes the program. This option is very useful if you want to re-use the same dialog boxes in another project. We recommend you choose a characteristic name and save to the root directory of your install program (see Tips and Tricks). Open Open an existing project. Save As. control properties).
toolbar and others options of the interface . Customize Opens the Customize Toolbars dialog box. Select this option if your screen area is limited. Status Toolbar Allows the status bar to be displayed or hidden. Select this option if your screen area is limited.View Menu Standard Toolbar Allows the Toolbar to be displayed or hidden. This dialog box allows you to modify the menu.
Tools Menu Test Install Wizard At any time you are able to test any aspect of the Installation Wizard. Build Install Program This option displays the Build section of the interface and starts the Build process. This test doesn't save any file on disk and shows you how your final installer will look. Other Options The other options are user-defined tools. Install Creator Pro then explores the different files contained in the project and compresses them within the install program. You can add your own tools with the Tools tab of the Customize Toolbars dialog box. . Users This option displays the registration tool which allows you to generate user registration codes.
It allows you to generate user registration codes for your products. click the Edit button above the tabs. Install Creator Pro allows you to protect your install program with 3 kinds of registration codes: Long registration codes These codes contain all the user information (name. to open the Versions dialog box. Test the registration code in your installer 1. It does not save this information in your installer settings. Setup your installer settings 2. The Registration Tool is an independent tool. It saves the product and user information in a text file List. The buttons above the product list allow you to add.the product list. Your install program is now protected. They only contain a serial number. etc) and thus have a variable size. 2. How to protect your install program with registration codes 1. serial number. You can use this type of code if you need to print the registration codes to stickers. so the user must enter his/her name and company name in the install program. so the user must enter his/her name and company name in the install program. . numeric registration codes The size of these codes is limited to 20 numbers. Add a new group of users for your product 7. 19273585835212-973287 When your install program is protected.the settings of the selected product in the product list. enter a product code and (optional) select the Short codes and/or Only Numbers options if you want to generate short registration codes. Setup your installer settings From the main interface. where you can add new products. and users for this product. it automatically includes a Registration screen and the user must enter a registration code to continue the installation. Refer to the Versions page for more information. They only contain a serial number.g. Example of long registration codes: #S#LKKHGALUIEYPUE9YZT38HEJD83HDIU89J2OK8ZE72HIZ982NDIOZ02JDBDSU728D37837DH298SH#E#. Open the menu and select "Tools / Users" This screen is divided in 2 parts: . remove or move a product.Registration Tool The Registration Tool is opened when you select the Tools / Users menu option. Short registration codes The size of these codes is limited to around 20 alpha-numeric characters (more precisely between 19 and 21 characters). Add a new user for your product 6. Your users can then use these registration codes to unlock the install program. Open the Registration tool 3. E.txt in the Install Creator Pro directory. They are recommended for shareware applications. Setup the product to suit your needs 5. company name. Short. Select the version you want to protect. Add a new product 4. . Example of such a code: A78GHY8HD62GS8-GHA9DG.
Mail Template: You can also enter a text template that can be used to generate mails to your users. enter the name of the product you want to protect. Only possible with long registration codes. years. and want the registration codes generated by Install Creator Pro work in your install program created with Install Maker Pro. Note: if you have previously used Install Maker Pro to generate user registration codes for the same product. Include User info: includes the user information in the registration code. You can remove this message and automatically save the change if you check the "Always save list when exiting registration tool" option in the Preferences. The macros you can use are: #Product# = Product name #UserName# = User name #UserCompany# = User company #UserEmail# = User e-mail address #UserInfo# = User information #UserSerialNumber# = User serial number #RegCode# = User registration code. If you enter a different product code. When you click the Close button. The Random button generates a random product code. and mix numbers and alphabetic characters. then you must not select any of the options above and must use the same product code as the one used by Install Maker Pro.txt in the directory of Install Creator Pro (the "user database"). The Cancel button closes the dialog box without saving the changes. Install Creator Pro asks you if you want to save the changes. look at the MailTmpl. the registration codes generated for this product won't work with your install program. The mail template is a normal text file with macros that are replaced by your product and user information. The Save button allows you to save the latest changes without closing the dialog box. Options: Short: reduces the size of the registration codes to 19 / 21 alpha-numeric characters. months. Only possible with long registration codes. Avoid common names for product codes.The Close button closes the dialog box and saves the product and user list to a list. press Enter and select it in the list. so that the code is not easy to guess. 3. Add a new product Click the New button above the Products list. 4. This code allows the Registration tool to generate codes for your install program. For more information. A 16-character code is better protected than a 8-character code.txt example provided with Install Creator Pro. . Include User E-mail Address: includes the user e-mail address in the registration code. The Product code can have between 8 and 16 characters. Enter below the number of days. the one to enter in the install program Refer to the User dialog box for more information. years during which a registration code will work after its creation. Setup the product to suit your needs Enter in the Product code box the same product code you have entered in the Versions dialog box. Expire after: makes the registration codes to expire after a certain number of days. Only Numbers: reduces the size of the registration codes to 20 numbers. months.
A comment (optional. clicking the Calculate Code button will generate the user registration code. Add a new user for your product Select the User tab. You can also click the Add Group button to add a group of users. Click the Add Button. the one this user will have to enter in your install program in order to unlock it and continue the installation.The user e-mail address (optional) . i. The Columns button allows you to choose the columns to display in the user list. to remove users (Remove button). see below) . This opens the User dialog box.The user company name (optional) . Example. This tab displays the list of users for your product and allows you to add new users (Add button). with a long registration code: Once the registration code is calculated: . only displayed in the Registration tool) When you have entered the user information.The user name (required) . to add groups of users (Add Group button).5. you have to enter: .The user serial number (required.e.The user info (optional) . In this dialog box.
You can also click the Rand button to generate a random serial number.g. Install Creator Pro automatically takes the higher serial number used in the existing users and adds one. replaces the macros by the corresponding values and displays a file selector to allow you to save the mail template to a text file You can also change any information and re-calculate the registration code.the Copy & Close button copies the code to the clipboard and closes the dialog box . Add a group of users for your product Click the Add Group button in the Users tab to add a group of users to your product. .. all the registration codes are listed in the Registration Codes box. Enter it in the "Number of serial numbers" box. Changes: . you do not need to do so: when you create a new user. Unless you want to specify yourself your own serial number. This option is available only if your product uses short registration codes. Test the registration code with your install program Click the Test button in the toolbar and go to the Registration page of your install program. etc.the Copy mail & Close button loads the mail template. The first registration code will be calculated with the First Serial number. 7. . e. so it should be different for each user.You have to indicate the number of registration codes you want to generate. .the Save mail button loads the mail template. The Serial Number is used to generate different registration codes. It allows you to generate lists of registration codes. when you want to duplicate CD-ROMs and need to print series of registration codes to stickers. replaces the macros by the corresponding values and copies it to the clipboard .When you click the Calculate Code button. 6. the second registration code will be calculated with this number plus 1. The User Group dialog box is similar to the User dialog box.You cannot use a mail template in this dialog box. you can only copy the list to the clipboard. Serial Numbers The user Serial Number you have to enter in this box must be a 8-digit number between 10000000 and 99999999.
. . . Note: if the registration code is present in the clipboard when your install program is launched.you can drag a text file that contains the code and drop it to the Registration screen.txt file located in the same directory.if it's a long registration code. . you can click the Browse button and load a text file that contains the code.the install program can also automatically load the registration code from a reginfo. it will be automatically detected and displayed.There are several ways to enter the registration code: .you can also copy the code to the clipboard and paste it to the edit box(es) in the Registration screen.
Help Menu Contents Displays the help file that you are now reading.. .. About Install Creator Pro Information about the program.
Build This option displays the Build tab in the main interface and launches the build process. Test At any time you are able to test each part of the Installation Wizard. If a project is already open. the bar will remain floating.The Toolbar The tool bar gives you access to the main functions and operations of Install Creator Pro. If you select the Customize menu entry.. See Also: Preferences . Help Displays Help. New This function allows you to create a new installation project.. If you already have a project open. The Registration Tool allows you to create registration codes for your protected install programs. Allows you to preserve all the settings made to the different tabs for the current session. Install Creator Pro will prompt you to save any modifications before closing it. Position You can move the Toolbar around the window using the drag&drop technique. Install Creator Pro prompts you to save it before closing it. In the center of the Window. Open Opens a previously saved installation project and allows you to re-use personalized sections from a previous install program. How do you alter the tool bar preferences ? View In the View menu the Toolbar option allows you to deactivate or reactivate the toolbar by checking or un-checking that option. You can also place it against any edge of the Window. This test does not save files to disk but just gives an overview of how your final install program will perform during run time. you will access the Customize Toolbar dialog box. Save Saves the current installation project under its name and in its directory of origin. If a project is being saved for the first time then the Save function acts like Save As. Users This option opens the Registration Tool.
drag it to another position in the toolbar. Button Appearance Opens the following dialog box: In this dialog box you can choose: . open the menu and drag the command from the list to the menu. drag it and drop it out of the toolbar. To add a command to a menu.To move a command in a toolbar. . It contains several tabs: Commands Displays the list of all the commands.to display or not the image and/or the text of the command . Note: the menu bar is a toolbar.and even to change the image.To add a command to the toolbar.Toolbar Customize Dialog Box This dialog box allows you to personalize the menu and toolbar of the program. Delete Removes the command from the toolbar. Right click on this command in the toolbar to open the following popup menu: Reset to Default Resets the command to its default state. Copy Button Image Copies the image of the button to the clipboard. .To remove a command from a toolbar. . drag it from the Commands list to a toolbar. This opens a very simple 16-color Image Editor: . To draw your own image.You can also modify the options of a command.to modify the text of the command . select the User-defined image mode and either select a pre-defined image in the list. The other commands below apply to the menus too. . click the New button to create your own image or click the Edit button to edit an existing image.
Tools Allows you to add your own tools to the Tools menu. Toolbars Displays the list of all the toolbars. any command line parameter in the Arguments box and the directory to set as current directory for the . Start Group Displays a separator before the command.Text / Image and Text Allows you to display the text of the command. Click the Reset button to reset the selected toolbar. Uncheck the boxes to hide a toolbar./ Move Down buttons to move the selected tool in the list. or both. enter the path of the tool's program file in the Command box. Click the X button to remove a tool and the Move Up . To modify a tool. Click the New button above the list to add a new tool. the image of the command. Click the Reset All button to rest all the toolbars.
You can choose to show tooltips on tools. . Menu Allows you to change options for the menu bar. Keyboard Allows you to change the keyboard shortcuts used in the program.tool in the Initial Directory box. press the key you want to assign to the command and click the Assign button to validate it. You can also select the "Menus show recently used commands first" option to hide the options you never use. Select the command to modify. Click the Reset All button to restore the original shortcut keys of the program. or display large icons rather than small icons. Options Contains various options for the toolbars. display the keyboard shortcut in these tooltips. click the Press New Shortcut Key box.
a normal installation and a minimum installation. Registered versions etc.. You can even create demo versions of your software too. You can also change the order of the versions with the Move Up and Move Down buttons. you are only limited by your imagination. in order to avoid typing mistakes.. the common noun.. The best codes are those generated while typing randomly on the keyboard: avoid the first names. why not let the user choose the size of the installation of your application by setting up a complete installation. texts. your own name etc. you will be able to automatically generate registration codes for your protected versions. you can modify the settings of this version (file options. Once you've selected a version. This code will be used as a basis for calculating the registration codes which will allow your users to install this version (see Registration Tool). Enter one code per line.The different versions Thanks to Install Creator Pro. The Edit button opens the Versions dialog box: To add or remove a version To insert a new version click on the Add button above the list and type the name of the version. Click the Banned Registration Codes button to enter a list of registration codes you want to disable in your install program. For example. The combo box above the tabs allows you to select a version. This system of multiple versions can also be used in other situations and is very flexible. This dialog box is a simple multi-line edit box. The order in the list is the display order in the Choose Version screen of your install program.. To protect a version If you wish to protect a version. Moreover.). type a code with 8 to 16 characters in the Product Code area.. you will be able to create installation programs that have several different versions of your application (Demo. click on the X button. etc. The codes are verified when you close the dialog box. The "Short registration codes" and "Only numbers" options allow you to choose different types of registration codes. To remove it.).. install directory. .
Medium. that a valid registration code is confused by your install program with a banned registration code. the evaluation version) and then the protected versions (e.e.g. files.. For a maximum compression. put first the non-protected versions (e.The Maximum File Size in the Build tab All the other options are specific to each version.The icon of the installer and the uninstaller. In this case. install directory. except for the texts). registry keys. and Full . Do not forget to modify them in each version if necessary.The "Do not start installer if. the appearance of the window. only a part of the banned codes is stored in your install program. in the Window and Uninstall tabs . Note 2: the Banned Codes feature is not available in the demo version of Install Creator Pro. the registered version). the Next button won't be enabled in the registration screen. The index of the first version in your install program is 1.g.e. For example. These global settings are: . If you put a protected version before an unprotected version. Install Creator Pro will use normal compression routines (zip) to compress the second version.). i. some are common to all the versions. See Also: Registration Tool The Interface Multi-lingual installer Light. You can also select the "Install Version #" option and enter the number of a different version to install if the user enters a banned code. registration codes. in VERY rare cases though. This has never happened yet at the time this documentation was written.The Download directories in the Options tab . Important: Compression When your install program contains several versions.. the other part of the code is not stored but replaced by a calculation. . if you wish to remove a demo version to install the registered version. you will have to provide the user with a new registration code.When the user enters one of the banned codes and the "Disable code" option is selected. etc." options in the Options tab . To authorize only one version at the same time on the same machine: Check the mutual exclusion box if you do not want to allow several versions of the same program installed at the same time on the same machine. but theoretically this could occur. Install Creator Pro tries to store only the differences between the versions.All the options in the Window tab (i. whenever it's possible. So it could happen. Note: for security reasons. Settings shared by all the versions While most settings are specific to each version (installer texts. instead of storing only the differences between this version and the first one. IMPORTANT: the order of the versions is VERY important. check this box and Install Creator Pro will launch the uninstaller before launching the installer for the new version. uninstaller. the code won't work.
. Wizard Texts In this tab. Build Allows you to build your install program. Window Allows you to personalize the appearance of your install program window. Uninstaller Allows you to setup the options of the uninstaller that will be installed by your install program. Install Info Use this tab to specify the strings or values you want to write to the registry or a file.The Tabs Files This tab allows you to specify the files to install and their properties. you can customize the texts and the dialog boxes of your install program. Options Allows you to choose the default installation directory and other options.
o => This file will be installed to the Windows. or Other directory u=> Increment the DLL usage count x => Instruction not to uninstall this file N => Instruction not to install this file d => Instruction not to install this file but create its directory v => Registers the file as default screen saver o => Registers a .TLB file d => Downloads this file e => Keeps this file external to the install program c => Cannot cancel installation after this file has been installed . System.REG or . . Files list Shows all the files to be processed. a.Files tab Source Directories Enter the directories containing the files you wish to install. Font. This list shows the options selected in File Options next to the name of the files: i => Icon placed in the Start menu I => Icon placed in the Start menu for all users s => Shortcut icons will be created and placed on the Desktop S => Shortcut icons will be created and placed on the Desktop for all users v => This file will be displayed by the install program r => This file will be run by the install program w. Install Creator will display all the files contained in these directories (and sub directories if the "Include sub-directories" box is checked). Desktop All Users. . Desktop.OCX.DLL. k. t. Temporary. f. Note if you enter several source directories : a same file must not be present in several directories with the same subpath name. s.
To be able to modify the installation properties of one or more files Select the files in the list.e. except for v or r if the file is displayed or run by the install program. .. It allows you to refresh the contents of the file window if some have been deleted or added during the preparation of the installation program.. options for this or these files will then be available.f => Do not start installation if file in use h => Do not install this file if a higher version is already installed s => Do not install this file if a file with the same name is already installed w => This file won't be installed on all Windows platforms This information allows you to quickly verify all the options available for your installation program. with SHIFT and CTRL if you want to select several files). then display the appropriate tab from the File Options box. Note: the options available in the View / Run page have no shortcut above. See Also: File Options How to. by using the usual method (i. This pop-up menu also contains the command Refresh . Pop-up File Menu You can also use the pop-up menu by clicking the right mouse button which allows you to select or deselect files in the window.
#Startup# will create a shortcut in the MyCompany\MyProduct folder of the Start / Programs menu and a shortcut in the Startup folder of the Start / Programs menu. no shortcut is created for the file. 2000 or XP). separated by semi-colons. This name is necessary in order for a shortcut to be created. Desktop Shortcut . Use the #Start Menu# macro to force the shortcut to be created in the root directory of the Start menu. E. MyCompany\MyProduct.g. this number allows you to choose which one will be displayed. Window Allows you to specify the initial show state of the application window. the other property fields become inactive). You can then allocate various options to each file. defined in the Wizard Texts tab. Command line options Optional: for defining specific commands to be sent to the file when its shortcut is activated. All Users (NT/2000/XP) Select this option if you want the icons to be accessible by all the users (only with Windows NT. Name To give a name to the shortcut.ico file must be installed with your application files. Folder To choose (or to create) a program group in the Start / Programs menu in order to place shortcuts there. you can associate a . this small dialog box of tabs allows you to set attribute options of your files to produce complex installations with just a few mouse clicks. you can select several files and create a common folder name once (for a multiple selection.ico file with the shortcut. Icon file If your file does not contain internal icons.File Options Situated in the same screen as the list of files. You can create several icons for the same file in several folders of the Start menu. This . E. In the absence of a name for a shortcut (unique for each file). To avoid errors of conflict during the naming of each file to create several shortcuts. You can use the #title macro to insert the name of your program. You can also use the '>' button to insert macros. Enter all the folders in the Folder box. The path that you indicate concerns only the structure of the shortcut presentation and no sites of files installed. To be able to set attribute options for each file it is necessary that the file is selected in the list of the files. defined in the Wizard Texts tab. This is the index of the icon in the resources of the executable file. /P Icon index If a program contains several icons.g. You can use the #title macro to insert the name of your program. Tabs Start menu Desktop Shortcut View / Run Windows Misc Start Menu Allows you to create a shortcut to the selected file in the Start menu of Windows. or use the #Startup# macro to force the shortcut to be created in the Startup sub-menu of the Programs menu.
the install program will launch your file. Once you've chosen to View or Run a file. You can change the text of these buttons in the Miscellaneous Texts page of the Wizard Texts tab. 2000 or XP). Prompt User The install program will ask the users if they want to view / run the file.ico file with the shortcut.ico file must be installed with your application files. View button on End page This option lets the user choose to view / run the file or not. Delete file after program completed This option is used in conjunction with the Wait For End option. This option is available only if you Run your file. You can change the text of this message in the Miscellaneous Texts page of the Wizard Texts tab. you can associate a . When you choose to "View" a file. defined in the Wizard Texts tab. a shortcut can be automatically created on the users desktop. This . While end page is displayed The file will be displayed / run just after the End page is displayed. the file will be always displayed or run after the machine restarts. The field "Command line options" is optional and serves to add parameters to the shortcut. When installer exits The file will be displayed / run just after the user closes your installer. not the filename.During installation. All Users (NT/2000/XP) : Select this option if you want the icons to be accessible by all the users (only with Windows NT. View / Run only after reboot If you have chosen to display or run the file in the Progress page or in the End page. . you can select this option so that your file is displayed or run only after the machine restarts (if the user's machine needs to be rebooted after the installation process). you have to specify a name for your shortcut in order for it to be created. you can select other options: Wait for end If this option is selected. You must only enter the command line options. View/Run This group of options allows your install program to display or run a file during or after the installation process. As in the Start menu. You can View or Run a file at different times during the installation process: Before the end page The file will be displayed / run at the end of the Progress page before the End page is displayed. You can use the #title macro to insert the name of your program. Window: Allows you to specify the initial show state of the application window. via a "View file" button or a "Launch file" check box in the End page. If you have chosen to display or run the file after the installer exits. The program file will be deleted when it returns. Icon file: If your file does not contain internal icons. the installer will wait for your program to return before continuing. the install program will launch the program associated with the extension of your file. When you choose to "Run" a file.
This counter is used to know how many applications use the DLL.calls regtlib to register a . a message will be displayed. it decrements the counter and will uninstall the DLL if the counter is equal to 0. control panel applets. Install directory Places the file or files in the given directory. Destination directory It's the normal destination directory of the install program. Application Data directory Installs the file to the Application Data directory. (2) If you install files to the Windows or System directories on a Windows NT/2000/XP machine. (1) *Important* if you choose another destination than "Destination directory". the one you define in the Options tab and that the user can modify in the Directory screen of the install program (if authorized). Desktop directory (all users) (1) Installs the file to the desktop of all the user accounts (Windows NT/2000/XP only).calls the DllRegisterServer function of a DLL or an OCX control .Windows These options allow you to choose a specific site for some of your files. e. your user will need Administrator privileges to install them.TLB file Note: when you select this option and the file cannot be registered by Install Creator. its "Do not install if higher version already installed" option is automatically selected. If you want to install a file to a sub-directory of one of the system directories above. The directory structure of the source file is re-created identical to the original in the My Documents directory. Options Install as the current screen saver For a file of type . etc. DLL. Windows directory (1) Directory where is installed Windows. Refer to the Options tab for more info about these macros. If you install a DLL file to this directory. Temporary directory (1) Installs the file to the Windows temporary directory. Desktop directory (1) Installs the file to the user's desktop. . #Windows#\MyCompany. My Documents directory Installs the file to the My Documents directory.TLB file . They are then listed by default when the user selects "Display properties" from the Control Panel. Increment DLL usage count Adds 1 to the dll usage counter of this DLL. the sub-folder of the source file is ignored and will not appear in the destination filename. The directory structure of the source file is re-created identical to the original in the Application Data directory. if the DLL is no longer used by any application. You can click the ">" button to insert macros that will be replaced by the full pathname of the normal installation directory or a System directory. screen savers.REG file. Register OCX control. Install only with the following versions of Windows . "My Documents directory" or "Application Data directory". Select "Destination directory" if you want your file to be installed to the normal destination directory of the install program. The directory structure of the source file is re-created identical to the original in the destination directory. as well as its "Increase DLL usage count" option. System directory (1) System directory where are installed shared system files (DLLs. Other (1) If this option is selected.e. Fonts directory (1) Directory which contains the fonts. The settings of Windows are modified and the file becomes the current screen saver by default. i. the install program automatically registers the new font.g. choose "Other" and enter the macro for the system directory followed by the name of the sub-directory. When the uninstaller uninstalls the DLL.REG file . . It is better to install screen savers in the Windows system directory.calls regsvr32 to register a . When you install a file to this directory.). you have to enter another install directory for your file in the edit box below the Install Directory combo box.scr.
. It's recommended to select this option for your main program file. Do not uninstall this file Specify a file that does not have to be uninstalled by the uninstall program. The file is not included in the install program. then the file will be installed to Windows XP and any newer version of Windows NT. Do not start installation or uninstallation if file in use Prevents the installation / uninstallation process to start if a file is opened. Note: the file won't be downloaded its installation is not required.g. Do not install if . Download During the build process.If you "ME+" is checked. During the installation process. Particularly useful for the distribution of a program that will require to memorize certain aspects of the original installation for future updates. the file will be compressed to a . Also allows you not to install a file on a specific version. Do not install if .. Especially useful for installations from a CDROM. A higher version of the file is already installed The install program will compare the internal File Version number of the file already installed with the one of the file to install and won't install it if the installed version has a higher number. Cannot cancel installation after this file has been installed This option prevents the user to cancel the installation if an important file has been installed and the installation must be completed.. then the file will be installed to Windows Me and any newer version of Windows 9x (if any). but create directory Gives you the possibility to create an empty directory. or to exclude temporary files from the build process. the file won't be integrated in the install program and will remain external. This option is very useful for CD-ROM installations. the install program will download this file from the download directory. Do not install. Use this option for shared system files you install to the System directory.. e.. Keep external If this option is selected. See Also How to. if it's a system file and a higher version is already installed. .bin file to the local download directory specified in the Options tab. You will have to distribute the file with your install program.Lets you unselect the Windows platforms you do not want your file to be installed to.. A file with the same name is already installed The file won't be installed if a file with the same name is already installed. . Misc Do not install this file Gives you the possibility to install a shortcut to a file without having to install the actual file. .If you "XP+" is checked.
g. E. It is therefore not necessary to replace every #title in the installation Wizard texts. Options .Preview : shows how the current page will be displayed in your install program. with or without caption) Buttons . etc. The effect of this option depends on the way your window is displayed (small or full screen mode. License) in your install program.Hidden : if selected. as either the page is never displayed or it is displayed automatically given the settings of your install program.Wizard Texts tab This tab allows you to modify and personalize texts displayed during the installation. Page Selects one of the pages of the installation program so that you can edit the text. . Select a page and click the Up / Down arrow buttons to move it in the list. Presentation Information License Directory Confirmation Progress End Miscellaneous Texts Buttons Welcome page in the installation program Text explaining the conditions of installation Page displaying the user license of your product Choice of directories Launch the installation Progress window for the installation Last page of the installation program Warning texts that show up if there is an error during the installation Texts of the buttons in the dialog boxes Choose the version to install Text asking the user which version to install Registration (long codes) Text asking the user for a long registration code Registration (short codes) Text asking the user for a short registration code You can modify the display order of the first 4 pages (Presentation. but will be automatically displayed if an error occurs.Title in caption : this option allows you to display the title of the current page in the window caption of your install program. Editing window . the page won't be displayed. the License page is always displayed if you enter a license text and never displayed if there is no license text. The End page can be hidden. Note: for some pages this option is not enabled. Information. Each page corresponds to one of the stages of installation that will be viewed by your users. the Registration pages are always displayed if your version is protected.Edit: allows you to modify the dialog boxes of your install program with the Dialog Box Editor. . Choose the version to install. Product name Replaces #title by the name of your product in all the texts.
.g. About Language Templates. . . . text #3: if this text is empty. the install program will display a message asking the user to restart Windows. it will not be displayed and the installation will continue. Tips: . e.Information page.Deleting some texts may affect the behavior of the install program: . the current file. the License page won't be displayed. it will not be displayed and the directory will be automatically created.you can use the following tags to modify parts of the text: <b>bold</b> <i>italic</i> <u>underline</u> <s>strikeout</u> <black>black</black> <white>white</ white > <red>red</red> <green>green</green> <blue>blue</blue> <fontsize=nn>text</font>.0 must be installed on the user's machine so that the links work. text "File :" : if this text is empty. Do you want it to be created?": if this message is empty.. To restore the original text: Select the line to restore. .%d is replaced by a number (e. You will be able to find many language templates available on our web site at http://www. You can use the Export Text Option in the File menu to export these language templates. it will not be displayed and the installed version of the file won't be overwritten by the old version. message "One or more files are write-protected.%s is replaced by a string which depends on the message: for example the installation directory.g.License page.Progress page. We also welcome contributions of new language templates from our users if your language is not available there.The macro \n invokes a new paragraph.": if this message is empty. nn = new font size <link=url>text</blue>. .\n\n etc. message "The destination directory doesn't exist. last text: if this text is not empty. select the "Default" option and choose the language in the sub-menu. . See Also: Dialog Box Editor Uninstallation texts .You can save your texts for future applications by using the "Export Wizard Texts" function in the File menu. the Information page won't be displayed.0 or above installed.Each time you use the macro characters #title. .clickteam. Note: the list of languages is built from the list of text files in the Templ sub-directory of Install Creator. an error message.0 machines on which Internet Explorer 4 is not installed. the name of the installed files is not displayed during the installation.clickteam. the free disk size in Mb) .To modify the text: Double click (or use right click and the Edit function from the pop-up menu) on the line of text that you wish to modify. To use it again in the future simply select Import Wizard Texts.Miscellaneous text page. .. with a right click of the mouse and in the pop-up menu.Miscellaneous text page.Miscellaneous text page. The other Windows platforms (98/Me/2000/XP) have Rich Edit 2. They may not work on some Windows 95 and NT 4.End page. message "%s\n\nThis file exists and is a more recent version than the file to install. etc. <link=http://www. Note: this message is automatically displayed if a file cannot be properly installed before the machine is restarted. the name of your product will be inserted in its place.com. Do you want to overwrite them anyway?": if this message is empty.com>Clickteam Web Site</link> Note: Rich Edit 2. . They can be found in the Install Creator Pro Download section of our web site. text #4: if this text is empty. .
Dialog Box Editor A major feature of Install Creator Pro is the ability to customize the dialog boxes of your install programs. You will then be able. later. you can save them to disk in a template file with the Export Wizard Template command of the File menu. as well as the bitmaps it uses. resize the controls. select the Wizard Texts tab and click the Edit button to open the Dialog Box editor.Wizard Template . you should save it to the Templ sub-directory of Install Creator Pro. change their properties and resize the left and top panes. Once you have customized the dialog boxes. The Options window This window allows you to select the page that will be displayed in the Wizard window. to reimport them into another installer project with the Import Wizard Template option. In this window you can move. From the main interface. if any. This editor is composed of 2 separate windows: The Wizard window This window is identical to the dialog box of your install program. Note: when you save a Dialog Box Template. so that the New wizard of Install Creator Pro can display them in the Wizard Template page See Also: The Wizard window The Options window Wizard . and to setup the properties of the different panes.
the top pane. the edit box can contain a single line of text. .Visible: uncheck this option if you want to hide a control. which can contain a bitmap .the bottom pane. or by clicking in an empty area and surrounding the controls to select with a selection box. You can select several controls with the SHIFT and CTRL keys. Move and resize the controls Click a control to select it. you can: Modify the size of the left and top panes Click the vertical hatched bar and drag it to resize the left pane.the main pane. .Border. These properties are: . Client Edge.Horizontal alignment: changes the horizontal alignment of the text in the control. Edit the properties of a control Double-click on a control will open the Properties dialog box. which contains 2 static text controls and a bitmap . which contains the buttons that allow the user to navigate through the different Wizard pages In this window. . . You can then choose various options to customize the appearance of the control. You can then either click the hatched border of the selection and drag it to resize the control. . which contains the user controls of the current page of the install program wizard . If unchecked.the left pane.Left text: applied to check boxes and radio buttons.Multi-line : changes an edit box to multi-line mode. Modify the size of the main window The Wizard window is resizable. and the same plus the SHIFT key to resize it. this option displays the text to the left of the check box. . or click anywhere in the control and drag it to move it. the controls are automatically resized.Disabled: check this option if you want a control to be disabled. Click + CTRL adds the control to the selection.Wizard window This window is composed of 4 panes: . and/or click the horizontal bar and drag it to resize the top pane.Smooth: uses a different display style for the Progress Bar controls.Vertical: displays the progress bar vertically in a Progress Bar control. Static Edge: select these options if you want to change the border of a control. . . When you resize the main window. You can also use the arrow keys to move the selected control.Dialog Box Editor . Note: Click + SHIFT toggles the selection state of a control. whose size is fixed.
. The controls are resized to the size of the master control. See Also: Dialog Box Editor The Options window .. in the dialog box. the one with blue handles in its selection border. Use the popup menu to arrange controls together Right click a selected control to display the popup menu: Align. The master control is usually the last selected.. Several controls must be selected. This sub-menu allows you to align the selected controls together. Properties Opens the Properties dialog box (single selection only).e. or a group of controls. i.Note: you cannot edit the properties of several controls at the same time. Center in Dialog This sub-menu allows you to center a control. This sub-menu allows you to make identical the size of all the selected controls. The controls are aligned with the master control. Click + CTRL on a selected control will make it master control.. only one control must be selected to open the Properties dialog box. Make Same.
Global Options tab This tab contains properties shared by all the pages: Font Select the font you want to use in the dialog boxes of your install program. Note 1: these tabs contain color selectors that allow you to modify the colors of the different parts of the Wizard window. Selecting a page Click the page in the list on the left of the dialog box. as well as the background color of the edit controls. Note 2: you cannot modify the text and background colors of the push buttons. Note: you cannot change the background color of the buttons. or uncheck it to give your install program a classic Windows style. If several pages are selected. Main Pane tab This tab allows you to modify the background and text colors of the main pane in the Wizard tab. Bottom / Separator Displays a separator between the bottom pane and the main / left panes. Enable XP Themes Check this option if you want you installer to use the visual theme selected by the user under Windows XP. In the color selectors.Dialog Box Editor . This page will be displayed in the Wizard text page and its properties will be displayed in the tabs on the right of the dialog box. you can choose either the Default color. the install program will use the default system color defined by the user in the Control Panel / Display tab. Left Column tab . you won't be able to modify the text color of the radio buttons and check boxes in your installer. If you modify a control in this pane. Page properties You can modify the page properties in the tabs on the right of the page list. Note: if this option is selected. Note 1: you cannot modify the text color of the check boxes and radio buttons if the "Enable XP Themes" option is selected in the Global Options tab. the modification will be done in all the pages of the Wizard. Bottom / Background color Allows you to modify the background color of the bottom pane. or a custom color. Note 2: the bottom pane is shared by all the pages.Options This window allows you to select the page to display in the Wizard window and to change the properties of the selected page(s). Use the SHIFT key to select several pages in order to give them identical properties. If you select the Default color. only the common controls will be displayed in the Wizard window.
uncheck the Right box if you want the bitmap to be positioned on the left side of the pane. The bitmap file must be in BMP format. Check the Separator box to display a separator between the left pane and the main pane. and a bitmap to display in the top pane. The bitmap file must be in BMP format. and/or the Border box if you want a border to be drawn around the bitmap. See Also: Dialog Box Editor The Wizard window . Check the Center box if you want the bitmap to be centered in the pane. Check the Center box if you want the bitmap to be centered vertically in the pane. Check the Separator box to display a separator between the top pane and the main & left panes. and/or the Border box if you want a border to be drawn around the bitmap.This page allows you to choose the background color and a bitmap to display in the left pane. Top Row tab This page allows you to choose the background & text colors.
16 colors 16 x 16. your installer will run silently. Background tab . Wizard Template If your install program dialog boxes contain a unique Left (resp. then by default the "You need to restart Windows.. you can change this bitmap in the Left (resp. 256 colors 32 x 32. You can open the Dialog Box Editor with the Edit button. 16 colors If you do not want to use your own icon. different Left / Top bitmaps. The normal window will occupy the whole screen.. if the machine needs to be restarted after the install process. Top) bitmap box. Window No Window / Small / Normal The small window will appear over any other active windows. 256 colors 16 x 16. Options (Normal mode only) Maximized : your window will be maximized at start. In this mode. Caption : your window will have a title bar. you have to edit your dialog boxes with the Dialog Box Editor to change them. If the "Quiet Install" option is selected." message box is not displayed. Icon Allows you to select your own icon for your install program. Top) bitmap. You must select a . Note: this feature is not available in the demo version of Install Creator Pro. Select the "Display Restart Windows dialog box" option if you want this message to be displayed. This option cannot be used if you protect your install program with registration codes.Window tab This tab allows you to customize the appearance of the Installation Wizard. 256 colors 32 x 32.ico file which contains the following resolutions: 48 x 48. If your install program dialog boxes contain several. just keep this box empty.
Options Stretch : the image will be resized to the size of the screen. You can choose the font of this text and align it to the right of the window. You can specify a different bitmap for several screen resolutions and your install program will choose the bitmap with the nearest resolution from the current screen resolution. Pattern : the image will be reproduced as a mosaic (tiled) in the background. Check the "->" box if you want a gradient background rather than a plain color. use the macro \n. select the alignment options to align it with the borders of the window. Add other bitmaps if you want to display a different bitmap in several screen resolutions. or to center it. To display several lines of text. See Also: Dialog Box Editor . Select a BMP file and then select the resolution for which you want the bitmap to be displayed. Text Allows you to display a text in the background. Alignment : If the image is not stretched or tiled. as well as the colors of the background text and its shadow.Color Allows you to select the background colors in normal window mode. Click the Add button to add a bitmap. Bitmap tab Allows you to display a bitmap in the background of the window (in normal window mode).
g. In this case it would be "C:\windows" Update key Writes the name of the installation directory in the indicated key of the Registry. You can also use the #title macro to insert the name of your program. This allows future updates and re-installations to find the directory.exe %1". C:\Windows\Profiles\All Users under Windows NT. Obtain the directory from the Registry Uses information contained in the Registry to choose the installation directory. If you wish to install your program in a system directory where the name may be different on other machines. or C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name under Windows NT/2000/XP). defined in the Wizard Texts tab. C:\Windows\Profiles\User_Name under Windows NT. #Program Files#\Install Creator Pro. Read-only Forbids the modification of the destination directory by the user. or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users under Windows NT/2000/XP). Obtain the directory from an INI file . Minimimum checking If you uncheck the Minimum Checking option. E. C:\Windows\Profiles\All Users\Application Data under Windows NT. or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data under Windows 2000/XP). Click on the button marked ' > ' to choose one of these macros. Add a directory separator ("\") between the macro and any sub-folder name. or C:\Documents and Settings\User_Name\Local Settings\Application Data under Windows 2000/XP). If you check the Minimum Checking option. #AllUsersAppData# = places the files in the Application Data directory common to all users (typically C:\Windows\Application Data under Windows 9x. Installation directory Allows you to choose the default directory to install your files. your install program won't verify the size of the installed files and will always assume the required free disk space to install your program is equal to the sum of the sizes of your files. you can use the following macros: #Windows# = places the files in the Windows directory #System# = places the files in the Windows\System directory #Program Files# = places the files in the Program Files directory #Common Files# = places the files in the Common Files directory #MyDocuments# = places the files in the My Documents directory #AppData# = places the files in the Application Data directory #TempDir# = places the files in the Windows temporary directory #LocalAppData# = places the files in the Local Settings / Application Data directory (typically C:\Windows\Application Data under Windows 9x. Default directory Sets the default directory on the user's hard disk. #UserDir# = places the files in the current user directory (typically C:\Windows under Windows 9x. C:\Windows\Profiles\User_Name\Local Settings\Application Data under Windows NT. then when the installation process is about to start. This takes into account the size of any already installed file. This operation can take some time on certain machines if you install thousands of files.Wizard Options tab This tab allows you to select how your program is installed on the user's machine. your install program will try to determine the minimum size required to install program. #AllUsersDir# = places the files in the directory common to all users (typically C:\Windows under Windows 9x. The user will also be given the option to choose a different directory. For example: Root key=HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT Key=txtfile\shell\open\command This would return the value: "C:\windows\notepad. your installation program would suppress parameters and the file name and retain only its path.
bin files from the Local directory to the directory on your server. . you will have to copy all the . The Local directory will be used by Install Creator Pro to store compressed.. it will display a message. the install program will start and test if the registry key exists. More info. Your install program will download the . These files have the . /A is passed to the command line and a key exists in the registry This option is useful for CD-ROM installations. This message can be modified in the Wizard Texts tab.g. just enter the name of this file here. just create a key in the registry. The Internet URL is the URL of a directory on your server. Update entry Writes the name of the installation directory in the indicated INI file. or if your specify a Maximum File Size in the Build tab. .EXE ICON=MYPROGRAM. See Also: Wizard . You can insert macros with the '>' button to insert system pathnames into your pathname.bin extension.bin files from this directory and recreates .ICO When the CD-ROM will be inserted in the drive. enter this key in the "/A is passed to the command line and a key exists in the registry" edit box and modify your autorun. Important Note: the Download option does not work if you build your install program to a floppy disk or a removable drive. you will probably want your install program not to automatically start again each time the CD-ROM is inserted in the CD-ROM drive. Usually when your application's install program is on a CD-ROM. To do so.inf file is something like: [Autorun] OPEN=INSTALL.EXE /A ICON=MYPROGRAM. To do this. The content of this autorun. Miscellaneous Texts page. downloadable files for your install program. the following file is not installed If your application needs a file to be installed on the user's machine before it's installed. you would like this install program to automatically start when the CD-ROM is inserted in the user's CD-ROM drive.bin files from this directory.. This allows future updates and re-installations to find the directory. e. Do not start the installer if .inf file in the root directory of your CD-ROM.bin files for the files that have the Download option... Download directories The directories above are used if you select the Download option for one or more files of your application in the Misc tab of the File Options.Uses information contained in an INI File located in the Windows directory. either from within your application or with the install program itself (use the Install Info tab to write a key to the registry).. Install Creator Pro deletes all the . If the install program does not find the specified file. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\YourCompany\YourProduct\Installed. When the Build process is completed.Destination .. you create an autorun..ICO However if the user has already installed your program. When the Build process starts.. If so.inf file like this: [Autorun] OPEN=INSTALL. it will exit immediately.
. it assumes the file is in the Windows directory and creates it if it does not exist. Remove: To remove an entry. Specify the name of the Key. use the buttons Add.Install Info tab The Install Info tab is a very useful tool if you wish to modify certain parameters of Windows (INI files. Edit: To modify an entry. Clicking the Add or Edit buttons opens the following dialog box: How to use it? Choose the Root key among the four available ones. and Remove: Add: To add a new entry. If the option "Do not overwrite existing entry" is selected. Writing values to the Windows Registry is as simple as writing to an INI file.. be very careful when modifying values since writing incorrect values to the registry could cause system troubles. the section. Windows registry entries). If it doesn't find it. Clicking the Add or Edit buttons opens the following dialog box: Enter the name of the INI file. the program will not change the existing entry. Writing values to the Windows Registry. Edit. With this in mind.. Writing a value in one or more INI files you specify is very simple. or any file.. the access path (Control Panel\desktop\ for example). To add or modify each type of entry. entry and string.INI file in the list of files to install. i. .e. How to write a value to an INI file. Install Creator Pro looks for the .
E. the #InstallDir# macro will be replaced by the installation directory chosen by the user.e. enter the String value (c:\windows\image.).. the parameters that will be passed to your program when the user will double-click a . If you use an executable file. click the OK button. Writing a String value to any file is as easy as writing a value to an INI file or the Windows Registry..Clicking the Add or Edit buttons opens the following dialog box: . By default Install Creator Pro writes strings.ico file. "%1" is replaced by the name of the .Specify the name of the Subkey (Wallpaper for example). You can remove them if you no longer want to associate your program with this extension. use the index of the icon in the resources of the file (0 for the first icon. the icon index must be 0.xxx file and is mandatory. these keys are automatically added to the keys to remove by the Uninstall program. these keys will be added. Specify the path of your program.. Note: unlike the other keys you add with the Add button. Lastly. in the Uninstaller tab. the program will not change the existing entry. i. 1 for the second icon. Click the Add Ext button: Enter the file extension you want to associate with your program.xxx files. e. Writing Strings to a file.g.xxx file. Specify the command line options. XXXFile. if necessary. Add any other parameter. If you use a . Specify the type name.bmp for example).g..g. . Install Creator Pro makes this task easy. If you click OK again. when it's installed on the user's machine. e. check the DWORD value option. If you need to write a numeric value.. Install Creator Pro will then display the list of keys it will add to the "Write key(s) into registry" list box. If you wish to associate an icon with the . specify the path of the file that contains the icon and the index of the icon in this file. etc. If the option "Do not overwrite existing entry" is selected. Creating the Registry Keys required to associate a file extension with your program. When you're done.xxx. You can insert macros wit the '>' button..
separated by a coma. the string will be added to the end of file. 0x44 (identical to "ABtestCD"). Using the Macro's.. "test". an End of Line character will be inserted before the string if the last character of the file is not already an End of Line character. 0x42.. The installer will write the "string to write" after the first occurrence of the search string in the file. are the following: #Windows# = Windows directory #System# = System directory #Program Files# = Program Files directory #InstallDir# = Installation directory #SourceDir# = Source directory (where is the install program) #UserName# = User name #UserCompany# = User's company #UserEmail# = User's e-mail address (if included in the registration code) #UserInfo# = User's info (if included in the registration code) #UserRegCode# = User's registration code #UserSerialNumber# = User serial number #Date# = current date (writes the following number: year * 10000 + month * 100 + day) See Also: Wizard Texts Interface . i. If you select "Numerical". Note: the string overwrites the content of the file. Each sub-string can be a string or an hexadecimal value. There are a couple very useful Macro's that you can use in the dialogs "Write string to." displayed when you click the Add buttons in the Install Info page. This file should be in the installation directory.g. Choose either Numerical. The search string can contain several sub-strings. 0x41.e. Specify the text of the String to write. String or Add to the End for the String offset.. 0x43. E. If you select "String".. enter a numeric value. it's not "inserted" at the given position.How to use it? Select the Filename to write the information to. The string will be written at this address in the file. enter a string that the installer will search in the file. If the "Insert End of Line" character" option is selected. The "Check" button allows you to verify if the search string exists in the specified file. If you select "Add to the end of file". These macros (available using the ">" button).
Check the "Wait for end" option if you want the uninstall program to wait for your program to return before continuing the installation. the install program will add the uninstall info to the uninstall program that is already installed in the destination directory. Shortcut name Gives a name to the un-installation icon in the Start \ Programs menu. Options Add entry in Control Panel Adds an entry for the uninstall program in the Control Panel . the install program does not create it. Launch file before uninstallation Allows you to run a program before the uninstallation process. If no name is present in this field. just keep this box empty. no un-installation program will be created. The icon name and folder name are optional. Uninstaller icon: Allows you to select your own icon for your uninstall program. Add uninstall info to existing uninstaller only If selected. Uninstaller filename: Specify the name of the un-installation file. You must select a . 16 colors If you do not want to use your own icon. Start Menu Icon folder Indicates in which directory of the Start \ Programs menu the un-installation icon will be placed. Note: the uninstall program must have been created with an installer created with Install Creator Pro or Install Creator. By default this name is uninstal.exe. You can give it another name if you wish. If there is no uninstall program already installed. 256 colors 32 x 32. .Add / Remove Programs section. All users (NT/2000/XP) Check this option if you want the icon to be created in the Start \ Programs menu of all user accounts on the user's machine. It does not work if the uninstaller has been created with Install Maker Pro or Install Maker. 16 colors 16 x 16. Select an executable file installed with your application. 256 colors 32 x 32.Add / Remove Software page. View URL after uninstallation Displays an URL in the default browser when the uninstallation is complete. 256 colors 16 x 16.Uninstaller tab The un-installation program will allow your users to remove your application from their hard disk by deleting all installed files as well as all shortcuts created during the installation. If the name is left empty. the shortcut of the un-installation program will not be installed in the Start \ Programs directory and the uninstaller will be visible only in the Control Panel .ico file which contains the following resolutions: 48 x 48.
Registry keys to remove If your application has modified the content of the Registry. Windows\Desktop. *. Advice : use the program REGEDIT that can be found in the Windows\System directory of your computer. we recommend you to use this option to allow removal of the appropriate keys added during installation. Warning : the registry contains crucial information for the correct functioning of Windows. It is very easy to upset the system by inadvertently modifying some main keys.ext => removes all the files with a . Example: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ClickTeam\Install Creator Pro\Settings\\Window This line will remove the value Window from the list of values contained in the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ClickTeam\Install Creator Pro\Settings. You should not attempt to use this section of the uninstaller if you are not sure what you are doing! Examples: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\InstallCreatorPro.tmp Warning: be very careful when using this option: the uninstall program will search for these files in all the sub-directories of the destination directory. If you need to destroy only a value and not a whole key. If the user installs other programs in the same directory. Note: this feature does not work if the user installs the program in a system directory like Windows. Any work in the registry should therefore only be attempted by competent users. and will destroy all the files that match the indicated filenames.etc.* => removes all the files from the installation directory and its sub-directories . some files of these programs could be deleted too. Program Files.Additional files to remove Allows you to specify files to uninstall even if they haven't been installed by the install program. in order to avoid important files to be removed from the user's machine. Uninstallation Texts . Syntax: filename1. Windows\Fonts.*.filename2. filename can be : .Settings as well as all its child keys. e.g. separate the value name from the key name with a double '\' character. Windows\System.Settings This line will destroy the key InstallCreatorPro.*.filename3.ext extension from the installation directory and its sub-directories. so it is strongly recommended that you delete only files with a custom extension used only by your program. or with a . This program allows you to list the contents of the registry and to verify that all the relative keys to your program have disappeared. or a drive root directory.tmp extension.
To edit the different texts of the un-installation program. See Also: Installation texts Install Info . Principles of editing are identical to those used to edit the other texts within the installation program.
a . a . the compression is less efficient.Build tab Maximum File Size Enter a size in Kb. See Also: Preferences . E. In Normal mode (default). In Maximum mode. if necessary. Save Log Saves the content of the build result list to a text file. By default Install Creator Pro suggests a file name of install. from all the settings defined beforehand. the Maximum compression mode is identical to the Normal compression mode. this window lists the files during compression. but the duration of the building process is divided by 2 or 3. for example when you specify different folders for different files in the Start menu.D02 file. etc. this option allows you create multiple floppy disk installations (for a 1.. Note: Install Creator may display warning messages at the beginning of the list. Install Creator Pro will create a . the compression method is very aggressive but very slow and depends on the number of files. a complete review shows you the size of the files. the number of compressed files.exe. the compression is slower but better. their total original size and the average compression rate (ratio). Compression Use this option to choose the method used to compress your files. At the end of construction. enter 1423 as maximum size). Results display window In the course of the construction of the file. Note: if your install program installs several versions.EXE file and then.4 Mb floppy disk.g.D01 file. You may choose an alternative. Install Creator Pro will split your install program into several files if its size is greater than the maximum size. Build This function constructs an executable file for your installation program. Useful for the tests or if you do not need a very good compression. if it detects possible errors. In Fast mode.
Always save list when exiting registration tool If this option is selected.Preferences Start Wizard when selecting New If this box is checked. . Output Allows you to select the information you wish to be displayed during the build process. the Registration tool will automatically save the changes in the user database when you close it. the wizard will be launched each time the File / New command is selected.
Once launched. e. the registration tool is automatically opened when you open Install Creator Pro. /N This option forces the install program to display a window even if it's a silent installer. Command Line Options for the install programs created by Install Creator Pro /A This option is used in conjunction with the "Do not start if a registry key is present" option.iip You therefore have to produce your project file before launching the Install Creator Pro command line order. etc. . This allows you to fix possible installation problems. /F With this option the controls (DLL.Command Line Options Command Line Options of Install Creator Pro The command line of Install Creator Pro is extremely simple and only has 2 switches: /B for build icp /b path_of_file\your_file..g. if a more recent version of a control is installed on the user machine and has not been registered for any reason. OCX.. Install Creator Pro will automatically construct the project and will exit immediately at the end of construction. See the Options tab for more information. This is an ideal way to incorporate the manufacture of the installer in your other projects (see the page How to.) /R for Registration Tool With this option.) are registered even if they are not replaced by the install program.
To incorporate the creation of the installer in a Visual C++ project .. Click on the Windows tab in the File Options box 3. depending if you want to let the user decide to run the program or not.To display a text file at the end of the installation 1. . The number of floppy disks depends on the size of your project.. enter 0 in the Maximum File Size 3. Select the Build tab.. The Active X control will be automatically recorded in the Registry and available to the system after installation. .To create an installer on multiple floppy-discs 1.. DLL.To prevent certain files from being installed 1. Select the file to be viewed (text.. etc. Prepare your project as usual 2. separated by a semi-colon 4. Select the System directory in the Install Directory combo box 4.To install a font 1..To install several icons for the same file in the Start menu 1. . Check the box Register OCX control. DOC. ...To launch the program at the end of the installation 1. . Prepare your project as usual 2. Click on the Windows tab in the File Options box 3..Install an Active X Component 1. Install Creator Pro will automatically split your install program into several files (.. or HTML) 2. Select the Build tab. select "View when installer exits" in the View combo box. This option is very useful when you do not want to install temporary files.Install a shared DLL 1. . Enter the name of the file in the Uninstaller filename field and the name of the sub-folder of the Start Menu Programs folder in the Icon Folder.. Click on the tab Misc in the File Options box 3. Click on the tab View/Run in the File Options box 3.exe in the file selector in the Build Tab 4.d02. Enter the name of the shortcut in the field Shortcut Name .. Select the required font in the list of files to be installed 2.To Display the uninstaller program icon in the Start menu 1. If you want the text to be automatically displayed. Check the box Do not install this file Install Creator Pro will not install these files during the process of installation. . Select the required file from the list of files to be installed 2. How to do it . Install Creator Pro will automatically ask for new formatted floppy disks if necessary. Click on the Windows tab in the File Options box 3.. If the DLL is in use. Select the Uninstaller tab 2. Select the required DLL in the list of files to be installed 2.. Select the file/s not to be installed from the list of files 2. Click on the tab View/Run in the File Options box 3. etc... Copy these files to different floppy disks.). Select the Start Menu tab in the File Options group 3. . Install Creator Pro automatically selects the Increment DLL usage count and Do not install if higher version installed options. To help you realize the full power of Install Creator Pro in just a few clicks you can configure an even better installation program. Enter the name of the icon in the Name field ...d01.. to allow the user to read your file. select "View button on End page" in the View combo box for this file. Enter the folder names in the Folder box. Select the file in the list 2. Either select "Launch check box" or "When installer exits" in the Run combo box for this file. .. enter 1423 in the Maximum File Size (= 1423 Kb) and build your install program to your hard disk 3. the install program will ask the user to restart Windows so that the file can be installed.. by your C compiler or any other tool.exe and then ... Select the Fonts directory in the Install Directory combo box The font will then be available to the system after the installation. Select the file to be launched 2. Build your project on a formatted floppy disk and choose A:\Setup.How to. You can also: 1.. If you want to let the user to decide to view the file or not. produced for example. This name should be the same folder as your program's shortcut 3. Install Creator Pro will then display a "View your_document" button in the end page of the installation.
Choose the tab Post-build step tab 4..iip Install Creator Pro will then be automatically launched at the end of compilation. Create your installation project with the interface and save it in your compilation directory 2.. See also Make a multi-language installer Make an installer for both a Demo and a Registered version Make an installer with Minimum. will construct the installation program and then will exit automatically. Normal and Full installation FAQ . Enter a new command to launch your Install Creator Pro : \Program Files\Install Creator Pro\InstallCreatorPro /b myproject.1. Under Visual C++. open the dialog box Project / Settings 3.
.How to make a multi-language installation program. . Create the default version. This very powerful function of Install Creator Pro enables you to save a significant amount of time creating other versions.. To finish the French and German versions you only need to enter different information. 3. Prepare your data. Select French in the Version combo box Modify the directory in the Source Directories.. set the English text by choosing the option Files / Import Wizard Texts to import texts then the file English. 1. For example: \Project\Install\English for the English version \Project\Install\French for the French version \Project\Install\German for the German version 2. registry keys.. installation text. Please refer to the remainder of this documentation for more information on the procedure. the names of icons etc. Select German in the Version combo box and do the same changes Build your install program 4. It has copied all the information that you entered for the preceding version: directories. Click OK to close the dialog box. etc. and German installation program at the same time Install Creator Pro simplifies the task! Follow the guide. names. and stores only non-redundant information in the installation program. Note: You can store up to 16 different versions in one installer. Click the Default entry in the list and rename it to English. If your version of Install Creator Pro is not the English version. Install Creator Pro has automatically created 2 new versions of the installation of your product. Proceed as usual in creating a complete version: select the various properties for each one.txt.. and modify the options of the files. While launching the file you created you will notice that: Install Creator Pro automatically generated a list of choices The installation file is usually much smaller than the size of your software multiplied by 3. The first version we will create is the English version: Launch Install Creator Pro as usual. If you would like to create an English. Once you are satisfied with the English version. You might need to check the validity of your installer and the data installed... All the texts of the installer are now in English. click the Edit button above the tabs in the main window. if they are different from the one of the English version Import the French texts using the menu: File / Import Wizard Texts and then select the file French. enter the name of your software etc. Double-click the first line in the Source Directories list.. Test the installation. Possibly modify the title of the software.... This will open the Versions dialog box. click the ". enter French (or Français).txt. Compile your program and prepare the directories containing the files to be installed for each language. French. And then click the New button above the list. In our example we will not use the Wizard so click on cancel to close it if it is open.. and re-click the New button and enter German (or Deutsch). Add the French and German versions.. Install Creator Pro uses an engine of differentiation between versions." button and select the directory which contains the English files of your product..
And then select the Users tab. etc. When you choose "Registered Version". names. See the different versions for more information. create a new entry for your product with the same Product Code you entered in the Versions dialog box. or with the Browse button. a Registration screen will appear. This will open the Versions dialog box. Configure all the settings as you would normally. Run Install Creator Pro and cancel the wizard.. When a user runs your demo and decides to register the product. The registration tool also allows you to automatically generate an email text that you can send them. Build your install program and test it. click the ". it will be automatically displayed. Configure all the settings as you would normally for an install. Click the Default entry in the list and rename it to Demo. Now open the Registration Tool." button and select the directory of the files of your demo. you will have to enter it.. Click OK to close the dialog box.How to create a Demo / Registered Version install program. registry keys. Now click the directory in the Source Directories list and replace the directory name of the demo files by the directory name of the registered version... Select Registered Version in the list and enter a Product Code (between 8 and 24 characters). creates a new user and copy its registration code to the clipboard. Create two versions of your application (a demo version and a full version). 1. 2. Now click the Edit button to the far right of Version. If the registration code is still in the clipboard. or with a copy/paste. 4. you will now be able to use the registration tool to create a registration code for him/her. And then click the New button above the list and enter Registered Version. either manually if it's a short code. or by drag & drop of a text file containing the code. 3. Double-click the first line in the Source Directories list. Install Creator Pro has automatically created a new version. . Otherwise. It has copied all the information that you entered for the preceding version: directories. 6. 7. See Also: Registration tool 5. Save all the files for each version to their own directory. installation texts.
... 8. . normal. And then click the New button above the list. It has copied all the information that you entered for the preceding version: directories. Double-click the first line in the Source Directories list. etc. normal. then select the files you do not want installed for the Minimum version. and full. minimum. 2. In the Version combo box above the tabs. 6.How to create a minimum." button and select the directory with your files. select Minimum. enter Normal... 1. This will open the Versions dialog box.. You now have three Versions of your software available for your users to install. 7. click the ". Install Creator Pro has automatically created 2 new versions of the installation of your product. Configure all the settings you would normally do for an install. 3. 5. names. registry keys. Click the Default entry in the list and rename it to Minimum. select Normal. Prepare all the files for your application in a directory Run Install Creator Pro and cancel the wizard. click the Misc tab under File Options and check the "Do not install this file" option. and full installation. click the Misc tab under File Options and check the "Do not install this file" option. 4. and re-click the New button and enter Full. Click OK to close the dialog box. After configuring all the settings. installation text. In the Version combo box. click the Edit button above the tabs in the main window. then select the files you do not want installed for the Normal version.
and enter the shortcut information in the Start Menu and/or Desktop tabs. These global settings are: . will it be changed in all the versions installed by my Install program? That depends on the option. Top How can I create a shortcut to a CD-ROM file? If your install program is on a CD-ROM and you want to create create a shortcut to a file on this CD-ROM. select the Wizard Texts tab. and enter the name of a . Top How can I display a License screen with a I Agree button? In the main interface. double-click the 4th text and enter your license text in the dialog box. with the same sub-directory structure as in your project's source directory. except for the texts). why? When I change an option in the main interface of Install Creator.. Top . the appearance of the window. including the shortcut of the uninstaller (each version has its own uninstaller).1. Top How can I make a multiple-floppy disk install program? You can either build the install program directly to a floppy disk. Do not forget to modify them in each version if necessary.. you can use Clickteam Install Maker Pro. You can use the #Start Menu# macro to install your shortcut at the root of the Start menu rather than in the Programs folder. .e.The "Do not start installer if. only the unregistered version of Install Creator is freeware. check the shortcuts in all the versions. If your install program installs several versions." options in the Options tab . If you need to create install programs for Windows 3. And then copy the file to the CD-ROM. Top When I change an option in the main interface of Install Creator. Install Creator tells me shortcuts have not the All Users option. why? Install Creator displays this message when you have selected the All Users option for some shortcuts but not all. select the "Do not install" option for this file. and Install Creator Pro will ask you to insert the floppy disks one by one.1. or you can indicate the maximum size of the install program in the Build page so that Install Creator Pro cuts your installer into several files that you can copy later to floppy disks. When the shortcut will be created. will it be changed in all the versions installed by my Install program? How can I display a License screen with a I Agree button? How can I run another program during the installation process? How can I install files to different directories? Can I make an install program without uninstaller? Can I change the properties of several files at the same time? How can I select all the files in the file list? If I remove or add a file while my installer project is loaded. select the License page.The Download directories in the Options tab . Top How can I use my own icon for a desktop shortcut? Select the file in the file list. how can I refresh the file list? When I load a project file created previously. Top Can I use Install Creator Pro to create Windows 3.The icon of the installer and the uninstaller. While most settings are specific to each version (installer texts.1 install programs? No. registration codes. Why? Can I use the unregistered version for my freeware or commercial product? No. You cannot use it to distribute a product. some are common to all the versions. Install Creator tells me shortcuts have not the All Users option. A License screen will be added to your install program. how can I change it? How can I specify the installation order of my files? When I try to import an icon. The unregistered version of Install Creator Pro is only an evaluation version. Refer to the Registration Tool for more information about protecting your install program. you have to program yourself this feature in your application. Top Does Install Creator Pro allow me to make a trial period for my application? No. Check all the shortcuts attached to your files. enter a name for the shortcut in the Name box and then enter the folder names separated by a semi-colon in the Folder box. install directory. Top Can I install several shortcuts for the same file in different folders of the Start menu? Select your file in the file list. registry keys. as well as the shortcut of your uninstall program in the Uninstaller tab. files.All the options in the Window tab (i. my install program still uses the design of Install Maker. in the Icon file box. etc. Please contact us if you need this version. Top Can I protect my install program with a password? You can protect your install program with user registration codes. Install Creator reports this icon is invalid. the installation programs created with Install Creator Pro work with all Windows platforms except for Windows 3. the previous version of Install Creator Pro. Will they still appear in the file list in the main interface? When I load a project file created with Install Maker / Pro.1 install programs? How can I protect my install program with a password? How can I make a multiple-floppy disk install program? How can I use my own icon for a desktop shortcut? How can I install a shortcut to a CD-ROM file? Can I install several shortcuts for the same file in different folders of the Start menu? When I build the Install program.ico file that is installed with your application. Top When I build the Install program. either commercial or even freeware. select the Start Menu tab.FAQ Can I use the unregistered version for my freeware or commercial product? Does Install Creator Pro allow me to make a trial period for my application? Can I use Install Creator Pro to create Windows 3. uninstaller. or #Startup# to install it to the Startup sub-folder of the Programs menu.The Maximum File Size in the Build tab All the other options are specific to each version. in the Window and Uninstall tabs . select the Shortcut tab in the File options.). Install Creator Pro tells me files have been removed. its pathname will be relative to the pathname of the install program.
you have to only select these files in the file list (using the SHIFT and CTRL keys as usual) and then change the properties. restore your removed file and then restart Install Creator Pro and reload your project. If this directory is not a system directory. Why? An icon file is a group of images. 32x32 .256 colors. Install Creator only supports icons that contain at least 5 images with the following resolutions: 48x48 . Top How can I install files to a different directory from the installation directory? Select these files in the file list. it refreshes the file list according to the content of the source directories. select the Uninstaller tab and clear the "Uninstaller Filename" box. Top Can I make an install program without uninstaller? Yes. Will they still appear in the file list in the main interface? No. You might also have to slightly modify the dialog boxes of your install program with the Dialog Box Editor depending on your settings. Top When I load a project file created previously. quit Install Creator Pro without saving the project. when Install Creator Pro loads a project file. my install program still uses the design of Install Maker. Top If I remove or add a file while my installer project is loaded.256 colors.16 colors. how can I change it? Just use the Import Wizard Template option of the File menu and load the Default template. Install Creator detects the dependencies between files and will install them in a correct order. Top How can I specify the installation order of my files? The current version of Install Creator doesn't allow you to specify the installation order of your files. choose "Other" and type the directory name in the edit box just below the combo box.256 colors. select the View / Run tab in the File options and select the options to run it either during the installation or when the installer exits. The installation order is identical toi the build order indicated in the Build tab when you build your project. 16x16 . select the Windows page and select their destination directory in the combo box.How can I run another program during the installation process? Select the program file you want to run in the file list. 16x16 . Top When I load a project file created with Install Maker / Pro. For the icons of the installer and uninstaller. Note: when you install executable files (exe. Windows chooses between these images the one that fits the best given the display settings. Top Can I change the properties of several files at the same time? Yes. Then open the Window tab and replace the bitmap file(s) by yours. dll. If an icon doesn't contain all these images. Top How can I select all the files in the file list? Right-click the file list and select the "Select All" option in the popup menu. 32x32 . The changes will be applied to all the selected files. etc. Top When I try to import an icon. Top . If you do not want to lose the settings of the removed files. if you do not want your install program to include an uninstaller. you'll have to add the missing ones before being able to import it as icon for your installer or uninstaller. ocx.16 colors. how can I refresh the file list? Right-click the file list and select the "Refresh" option in the popup menu. Install Creator Pro tells me files have been removed.). Install Creator reports this icon is invalid.
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There are 2 versions of Install Creator Pro: The Unregistered Version Unlike the freeware Unregistered Standard version of Install Creator, the Unregistered version of Install Creator Pro is an evaluation version only. You are not allowed to distribute install programs created with this version. Register with Clickteam and obtain the registered version! Connect to our website to register at the following address : http://www.clickteam.com. Pay the small registration fee on our secure payment server to receive a registration code that will allow you to install the registered version. The Registered Version This version has all the features of the unregistered version, plus: - you can use it to create an unlimited number of freely distributable, royalty-free install programs - there is no end screen at the end of the install programs - you can create silent install programs and de-activate registration codes User License
Clickteam Install Creator Pro Copyright (C) 1999-2003 Clickteam All Rights Reserved LICENSE AGREEMENT You should read the following terms and conditions carefully before using this software. Your use of this software indicates your full acceptance of this license agreement and warranty. If you intend to use the Registered Version, please read the "LICENSE AGREEMENT - REGISTERED VERSION" section below. If you intend to use the Unregistered Version, please read the "LICENSE AGREEMENT - UNREGISTERED VERSION" section below. LICENSE AGREEMENT - REGISTERED VERSION 1. GRANTING OF LICENSE. Clickteam, as Licenser, grants to you, the Licensee, a non-exclusive license to use this software program (hereinafter referred to as the "SOFTWARE") in accordance with the terms contained in this license. You may use the SOFTWARE on a single computer. You may access the SOFTWARE through a network, provided that you have obtained individual licenses for the software to cover all workstations that will access the software through the network. 2. INSTALL PROGRAMS. The SOFTWARE may be used to create an unlimited number of freely distributable, royalty-free Install programs, provided that you DO NOT modify these Install programs. 3. COPYRIGHT. All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE, including but not limited to any images, texts, and sounds incorporated into the SOFTWARE, are owned by Clickteam or its suppliers. 4. REDISTRIBUTION. You can freely distribute the SOFTWARE, provided that: (a) you only distribute the original Install program of the SOFTWARE. (You can download the original Install program of the SOFTWARE from Clickteam's Web site, http://www.clickteam.com.) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE YOU LICENSED TO DISTRIBUTE ANY OTHER FILE OF THE SOFTWARE. (b) you DO NOT charge, or ask for donations, for this. (c) you DO NOT distribute it with any other product, commercial or not, without prior written permission. 5. GOVERNING LAW. If you acquired this product in France, this agreement is governed by the French laws. If you acquired this product outside France, then local law may apply. 6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY. THE SOFTWARE AND THE ACCOMPANYING FILES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, CLICKTEAM DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 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You cannot distribute the Install programs created with the unregistered version of the SOFTWARE. 3. COPYRIGHT. All title and copyrights in and to the SOFTWARE, including but not limited to any images, texts, and sounds incorporated into the SOFTWARE, are owned by Clickteam or its suppliers. 4. REDISTRIBUTION. You can freely distribute the SOFTWARE, provided that: (a) you only distribute the original Install program of the SOFTWARE. (You can download the original Install program of the SOFTWARE from Clickteam's Web site, http://www.clickteam.com.) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE ARE YOU LICENSED TO DISTRIBUTE ANY OTHER FILE OF THE SOFTWARE. (b) you DO NOT charge, or ask for donations, for this. (c) you DO NOT distribute it with any other product, commercial or not, without prior written permission. 5. GOVERNING LAW. If you acquired this product in France, this agreement is governed by the French laws. If you acquired this product outside France, then local law may apply. 6. 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a call is made to a DLL and the count loses a unit. DLL usage count Drag & Drop INI Files Installation wizard Wizard . Allowing them to adjust the installation to their system.) See also Registry. See also INI Files This count lists the number of software programs using each DLL.).. Wizard Options. Files which hold the parameters of an application (saved names.Key words Registry Definitions The Registry contains the system information of Windows. Dialog boxes that assist the user by asking for forms to be completed. Each product inserts its own information (settings. Only when its value is equal to zero will the Install Creator Pro Uninstaller propose removing it. Technique whereby clicking and holding down the mouse button on an element allows it to be moved to almost anywhere within the Windows environment and then "dropped" by releasing the button.. installation directory. With each uninstallation of a software program. window sizes etc. uninstallation Dialog boxes that during the installation of your product exchange information with your user. etc.
However a free version of Klik & Play for schools still exists.Klik & Play The first game creator in the world! Launched in 1995. it has been replaced by The Games Factory and Multimedia Fusion. the child learns the fundamentals of a computer. the events. Thousands of users around the world use it to create games. Unanimously saluted by the press.000 copies sold in more than 12 languages. to manufacture educational programs for their children. to learn the handling of computers in classrooms etc. Klik & Play is the ideal tool for teaching children about programming : what is more motivating for a pupil than developing his own video games and bringing them home on a disk ? As he goes along creating the game.. Klik & Play is no longer distributed. and so on. Programming in Klik & Play : the event editor allows you to define the behavior of your application by simple mouse clicks. Klik & Play is an international bestseller with more than 150. Click here for more information on Klik & Play . how to design his images . Klik & Play is always in the news..
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