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Custom Application Setup II


Welcome back everyone. So are you ready to create your Setup Script?
You are!! Okay fire up "Inno Setup". This dialog should appear :

For the sake of simplicity, and 'cos it's less work, select the "Create a new script file using the Script Wizard" option button and then select "OK".

The Wizard will then appear. Say hello, ask how Harry Potter is and then select "Next".

Fill in each edit box replacing the contents with your own details if you so wish.
Select "Next".

We would like our Application to be installed in the Program Files directory and we are happy with the Application Directory name. You can uncheck the "Allow user to change the application directory" if you wish. Click on "Next" again.

Okay, this is the important part. Firstly you need to select AcadInst.exe as the "Application main executable file". This is the file that will run after the installation is complete. You then need to select ALL files AND directories that you want to include within the installation. DO NOT forget the AcadInst.ini file.
Once finished with your selections, press "Next".

Now we need to set up our icons. We would like  to "Create an Internet shortcut in the Start Menu folder", and we would like to "Create an Uninstall icon in the Start Menu folder". We DO NOT want to "Allow user to create a desktop icon". "Acad Install" will take care of that for us. Select "Next" yet again.

This is where we include our License, Warning and Config text files.
Yep, you've guessed, press "Next" again.

Right, that's us about done. Now just for a change, select the "Finish" button.

No, we do not want to compile our script as of yet as we have a few tweeks to take care of. Select "No".

Looks nice hey. Have a look at these lines under the [Files] section :

Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Lib2004\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}"; Flags: ignoreversion
Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Lisp2004\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}"; Flags: ignoreversion
Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Templates\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}"; Flags: ignoreversion

For some inexplicable reason, the Wizard does not add the sub-folder paths to the DestDir (Destination Directory). This means that we need to add them by hand. This is what needs to be added to your script.

Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Lib2004\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}\Lib2004"; Flags: ignoreversion
Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Lisp2004\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}\Lisp2004"; Flags: ignoreversion
Source: "C:\afralisp2004_Install\Templates\*.*"; DestDir: "{app}\Templates"; Flags: ignoreversion

As we do not want "Acad Install" to run at this time, you now need to comment out the following section. You comment it out by placing a semi-colon ( ; ) at the beginning of the line.

;[Run]

;Filename: "{app}\AcadInst.exe"; Description: "Launch AfraLisp 2004 Custom Menu"; Flags: nowait postinstall skipifsilent

Your script will look something like this. (I've added the comments by the way).

Now save your script as "AfraLisp.iss" into the root folder of your application.

Okey Doke, it's now time to test our script. Let's do that on the next page.
Exciting hey??


 
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