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Sams Teach Yourself Visual Basic® 6 in 24 Hours by Sanjaya Hettihewa, Greg Perry

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Chapter 23. Distributing Your Applications

Now that you've become a top-notch Visual Basic programmer in less than 24 hours, you're ready to learn how to distribute your applications to other users. If you've installed professional software, you've seen first-rate installation front ends that let the user install software as painlessly as possible. It's your turn to create such a front end with Visual Basic's help.

The highlights of this hour include

  • Why you should compile your final application

  • How to start the install creation routine

  • When to create dependency files

  • Where Setup installs the application

  • How to uninstall the application

Compiling Your Application

To compile an application means that Visual Basic translates the application and all its ...

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