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Creating Setup file in delphi ?
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  Posted: Jun 19, 2017 8:07 AM
How I can create an setup file in Delphi ?
I have an project which has many multimedia files and one main executable for the launch of main program. Now what the process for creating installer for my project I want to create an uninstaller too. I know there are many tools to use for this work but they doesn't provide enough visual powrr such as animation so I am going to create an setup for that in Delphi using fmx. So what's the whole process for creating setup file in Delphi.
Please tell :)
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  Posted: Jun 19, 2017 10:27 AM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:

How I can create an setup file in Delphi ?

There are many tools for that. InstallShield, Wise, InnoSetup, just to
name a few.

I know there are many tools to use for this work

You should be using one of them.

but they doesn't provide enough visual powrr such as animation

Please elaborate? They certainly do allow for making custom UIs.

so I am going to create an setup for that in Delphi using fmx. So
what's the whole process for creating setup file in Delphi.

That is a very broad topic. Why not just use a pre-existing solution?
Writing an installer from scratch is not trivial. But it basically
boilds down to compressing the files inside an archive, like a ZIP
file, and then extracting them at runtime, checking file dates and
checksums and such to make sure you only overwrite existing files with
newer versions.

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  Posted: Jun 19, 2017 10:40 PM   in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te... in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te...
Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Please elaborate? They certainly do allow for making custom UIs.
Like animations. YES other tools allow to create custom UIs but not good as own Delphi designer and fmx animations and other things that's why I choose to create own setup.
That's why I ask. So what's the process ?
Bernd Maierhofer

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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 1:51 AM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Please elaborate? They certainly do allow for making custom UIs.
Like animations. YES other tools allow to create custom UIs but not
good as own Delphi designer and fmx animations and other things
that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask. So what's
the process ?

Maybe you want to have a (detailed) look at InnoSetup, which allows
skinning and via pascal scripting you can add what you think is
missing. So you can concentrate on the UI and take the existing
installation excellence.

HTH Bernd

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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 7:15 AM   in response to: Bernd Maierhofer in response to: Bernd Maierhofer
Bernd Maierhofer wrote:
Let Me Download wrote:

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Please elaborate? They certainly do allow for making custom UIs.
Like animations. YES other tools allow to create custom UIs but not
good as own Delphi designer and fmx animations and other things
that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask. So what's
the process ?

Maybe you want to have a (detailed) look at InnoSetup, which allows
skinning and via pascal scripting you can add what you think is
missing. So you can concentrate on the UI and take the existing
installation excellence.

HTH Bernd

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I have done alot with that man please I really want to know the basics of an setup. I really want to create please tell me I really don't want to use those tools anymore.
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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 11:17 AM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:

please I really want to know the basics of an setup.

I already gave you the basics. Is there something you did not
understand about the steps I gave you?

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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 11:20 AM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:

Like animations.

But what KIND of animations? You are not providing useful information
about your goals.

YES other tools allow to create custom UIs

They also usually allow you to interface with external DLLs. You could
put your custom UIs in a DLL, and then call into it from the
installation script.

that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask.

Trust me, you DO NOT want to implement this kind of stuff from scratch.
Installers are not trivial to implement. Use a pre-existing solution,
they have been around for years and have already dealt with the issues
you would have to re-tackle from scratch.

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Remy Lebeau (TeamB)
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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 10:11 PM   in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te... in response to: Remy Lebeau (Te...
Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Let Me Download wrote:

Like animations.

But what KIND of animations? You are not providing useful information
about your goals.

YES other tools allow to create custom UIs

They also usually allow you to interface with external DLLs. You could
put your custom UIs in a DLL, and then call into it from the
installation script.

that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask.

Trust me, you DO NOT want to implement this kind of stuff from scratch.
Installers are not trivial to implement. Use a pre-existing solution,
they have been around for years and have already dealt with the issues
you would have to re-tackle from scratch.

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Remy Lebeau (TeamB)
For example
http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/vt7i8O1L/file.html
This kind of setup
And even more better than this I found it online it's created in Delphi.
Is it possibleto create such sidebar animation in inno ?
Can I now know the basics of an setup. Man I really want to create such powerful setup designer.
I really don't know basic of an setup so please provide full details and differencebetwen x64 and x86 Architecture​.
Bernd Maierhofer

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Re: Creating Setup file in delphi ?
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  Posted: Jun 20, 2017 11:40 PM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Let Me Download wrote:

Like animations.

But what KIND of animations? You are not providing useful
information about your goals.

YES other tools allow to create custom UIs

They also usually allow you to interface with external DLLs. You
could put your custom UIs in a DLL, and then call into it from the
installation script.

that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask.

Trust me, you DO NOT want to implement this kind of stuff from
scratch. Installers are not trivial to implement. Use a
pre-existing solution, they have been around for years and have
already dealt with the issues you would have to re-tackle from
scratch.

--
Remy Lebeau (TeamB)
For example
http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/vt7i8O1L/file.html
This kind of setup
And even more better than this I found it online it's created in
Delphi. Is it possibleto create such sidebar animation in inno ?
Can I now know the basics of an setup. Man I really want to create
such powerful setup designer. I really don't know basic of an setup
so please provide full details and differencebetwen x64 and x86
Architecture​.

:-) ... provide full details ...

Regarding Inno:
http://isskin.codejock.com/
https://code.google.com/archive/p/inno-media-player/wikis/Introduction.w
iki
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12359859/playing-sound-during-an-inn
o-setup-install

B.

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  Posted: Jun 21, 2017 1:04 AM   in response to: Bernd Maierhofer in response to: Bernd Maierhofer
Bernd Maierhofer wrote:
Let Me Download wrote:

Remy Lebeau (TeamB) wrote:
Let Me Download wrote:

Like animations.

But what KIND of animations? You are not providing useful
information about your goals.

YES other tools allow to create custom UIs

They also usually allow you to interface with external DLLs. You
could put your custom UIs in a DLL, and then call into it from the
installation script.

that's why I choose to create own setup. That's why I ask.

Trust me, you DO NOT want to implement this kind of stuff from
scratch. Installers are not trivial to implement. Use a
pre-existing solution, they have been around for years and have
already dealt with the issues you would have to re-tackle from
scratch.

--
Remy Lebeau (TeamB)
For example
http://www63.zippyshare.com/v/vt7i8O1L/file.html
This kind of setup
And even more better than this I found it online it's created in
Delphi. Is it possibleto create such sidebar animation in inno ?
Can I now know the basics of an setup. Man I really want to create
such powerful setup designer. I really don't know basic of an setup
so please provide full details and differencebetwen x64 and x86
Architecture​.

:-) ... provide full details ...

Regarding Inno:
http://isskin.codejock.com/
https://code.google.com/archive/p/inno-media-player/wikis/Introduction.w
iki
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/12359859/playing-sound-during-an-inn
o-setup-install

B.

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Sir I have done everything isvclstyle.dll for skin bass.dll for music and DX.dll for video issslidesshow.dll for slideshow isdone.dll for 7zip Freearc winrar and other formats extraction.
I have played with those many years sir. But now I want to create my own setup program !are with advanced options. So please tell me the basics of createing setup in Delphi program sir 🙏🙏🙏🙏
Alzbeta Slapkova

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Re: Creating Setup file in delphi ?
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  Posted: Sep 17, 2017 11:24 PM   in response to: Let Me Download in response to: Let Me Download
Let Me Download wrote:
How I can create an setup file in Delphi ?
I have an project which has many multimedia files and one main executable for the launch of main program. Now what the process for creating installer for my project I want to create an uninstaller too. I know there are many tools to use for this work but they doesn't provide enough visual powrr such as animation so I am going to create an setup for that in Delphi using fmx. So what's the whole process for creating setup file in Delphi.
Please tell :)

I am adding up to date information about installation systems. See these threads for more info:

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https://forums.embarcadero.com/thread.jspa?threadID=256788&tstart=0

Graphical Installer: professional extension for NSIS and Inno Setup which allows to change the design of whole installer. I also allows to create installers with irregular windows (parts of window can be fully transparent).

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