Installing your application

There are three methods to install bar code components (fonts and DLL) with your application.

Manually, by the end-user

If the other files in your application are installed manually, you can also install bar code components (fonts and DLL) manually. Give the end-user the following (or similar) instructions.

Note: It is not necessary to copy CIABAR32.DLL (CIABAR32) to the C:\Windows\System\ directory, you can keep the file in your applications main directory, with your main program files.

- To copy file CIABAR32.DLL (CIABAR32) to your C:\Windows\System\ directory, use Windows Explorer.

Note: If you cannot see this file in Windows Explorer, choose menu View | Folder Options... click the View tab, under the Hidden files folder, select Show all files

Also, if Hide MS-DOS file extensions for file types that are registered is selected, then CIABAR32.DLL will appear in Windows Explorer as file CIABAR32 (without the file extension).

3rd party install / setup builder

If the other files in your application are installed by a professional install / setup program, you can also install bar code components.

DLL file CIABAR32.DLL can be added to the files which must be installed. The usual target directory is C:\Windows\System\

Can your install / setup builder install font files?

Yes. Then you can use this feature to install the fonts your application requires.

No. Answer the next question.

Can your install / setup builder call a function / program that you provide, to perform custom installation steps?

Yes. Use the example install functions to install bar code components (fonts and DLL) with your application See: Help with install functions.

No. Are you sure? Most install / setup builders can call a function / program that you provide, to perform custom installation steps - double check the Help files and documentation that came with your install / setup builder.

You have several options;

(a) Add a manual installation step to your software setup procedure.
(b) Create a professional install / setup program that can be run after the main install / setup program. See: Help with install functions.
(c) Perform the additional setup steps the first time your application is run. See: Help with install functions.

Using your own install / setup program

It is easy to create a professional install / setup program. We have provided example install functions  See: Help with install functions.

 


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