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i need an install maker software , so what is the best & proffisional software on the net

which must contain Uninstall with completly Free to edit and add windows & elements to the setup package and also contain a command Line Option

please help

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Background Layer 1
Background Layer 2
Background Layer 3
Background Layer 4
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If I remeber right are going to have the following attributes:

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The world is only limited by your imagination.

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it doing what i want but in the output it destroying the format of the txt
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Edit: betrl8thanever. Moved to VB Newbies Forum

Edited by - betrl8thanever on 3/4/2005 8:16:27 AM

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Edited by - edd_hills on 3/4/2005 6:51:12 AM

Public Function CSVMaker(CSVLoc As String, CSVName As String, TableToConvert As String)
' *******************************************************************
' * In order to use this Function you will need to call it like so:
' Call CSVMaker("C:Example Folder", "Example", "Insert the Name of Your Table Here")
' ***********************************************
' * Argument Name Argument Explanation *
' *************************************************
' CSVLoc As String PATH to the Hard-drive location where you want to create the File
' CSVName As String NAME you wish to give the CSV File
' TableToConvert As String Name of the Table you are converting to a CSV File
' ***********************************************************
' * Variable Name Variable Explanation *
' *************************************************************
Dim FileNumber As Integer ' Number used for Access to I/O File
Dim rst As ADODB.Recordset ' Recordset variable to hold the Recordset Values
Dim sSQLSearch As String ' SQL Commands used to GRAB the Data from the Necessary Table
Dim iFldCount As Integer ' Number of Fields in Given Table
Dim iFldCounter As Integer ' Counter used in Iteration Loop through Fields
Dim iRcrdCount As Integer ' Number of Records in Given Recordset
Dim iRcrdCounter As Integer ' Counter used in Iteration Loop through Fields
Dim sText As String ' String containing CSV Text to Write
' *************************************************************
' The First thing we do when working with Files is to create a FileNumber for Get/Put/Open Access
' FreeFile generates an OPEN Number for this purpose for us.
' We could assign ANY NUMBER we want, but if OUR number conflicted with an already open file?
' Then we would have problems.
FileNumber = FreeFile

' Our next step is to OPEN our File using the Path and File Name
' We add the CSV extension to make sure our file is recognized by whatever CSV Software we use
' We open this file in Binary Mode because... well, truth be told?
' I have ONLY learned how to work with files in Binary Mode... sorry
Open CSVLoc & "" & CSVName & ".csv" For Binary Access Write As FileNumber

' Our next step is to create a Recordset
' A Recordset is used to store a stack of records...
' a Table and a Query are just specialized Recordsets (to GREATLY simplify)
Set rst = New ADODB.Recordset
' We put together our SQL Code...
' We could specify certain fields from our table...
' Or we could use Criteria to limit our SELECT SQL...
' However, this is a generalized Function used to grab ALL records for output
sSQLSearch = "SELECT * FROM " & TableToConvert & ";"
' Now we OPEN the Table, Run our SQL, and go go go...
' To break down HOW we opened this Table and grabbed our Recordset...
' Lets Break down the Open Command
' recordset.Open Source, ActiveConnection, CursorType, LockType, Options
' Our ActiveConnection is CurrentProject.Connection
' This is a Variant that evaluates to a valid Connection object variable name,
' ...or a String that contains ConnectionString parameters.
' Basically, since we are opening a table that is in the database we already have open...
' Well, we just use THAT Connection to get our data... If we were going to get our Recordset from another Database?
' Then CurrentProject.Connection would be different...
' Our CursorType is adOpenStatic
' This means that our records are a static copy of a set of records that we can use to get our recordset.
' And additions, changes, or deletions by other users will not show up in our GRAB.
' Our LockType is adLockOptimistic
' This indicates optimistic locking, or better yet...
' I don't really care too much about someone changing vital records between the time I activate this Function and...
' The Time it takes to create the CSV...
' Basically, if someone were to Open the Table that we are opening...
' And they were to change records that we are dumping AS we are dumping them...
' Well, there could be problems...
rst.Open sSQLSearch, CurrentProject.Connection, adOpenStatic, adLockOptimistic
' Here we set the iRcrdCount to equal the TOTAL number of Records in our Recordset
iRcrdCount = rst.RecordCount
' Now we Move to the First record in that Recordset
' Now we set iFldCount to equal the TOTAL number of Fields that are used per Record
iFldCount = rst.Fields.Count
' Ok...
' Here we are starting up our Counters...
' You will notice I had to adjust our RecordCounter to Count to RecordCount - 1
' This is because...
' Let's say there are 20 Records in our Table...
' So iRcrdCount = 20
' Well, when we start to move through the records, we have to be aware of something...
' Our Records are NUMBERED from 0 up...
' So our First Record would be Number 0
' AND our Last Record would be Number 19 (if there were 20 Records that is)
' Comprende? If not, email me...
For iRcrdCounter = 0 To iRcrdCount - 1
' Same thing here... just starting a new counter...
' See, Lets say our iRcrdCounter has JUST started.
' This means iRcrdCounter = 0
' This means we are on the First Record
' SO while on the FIRST RECORD... we need to move through ALL OF THE FIELDS in that one record...
For iFldCounter = 0 To iFldCount - 1
' So, we use the iFldCounter to move through all the fields in EACH Record...
' Well, as we hit EACH Record we want to check for a couple things...
' SO, let's run a Select Case on our iFldCounter number...
Select Case iFldCounter
' IF iFldCount is equal to iFldCount...
' That means we are on the LAST Field in that Record...
' SO if we are on the LAST Field in ANY Record, lets end our Line with a LineBreak
Case iFldCount - 1: sText = sText & rst.Fields(iFldCounter).Value & Chr(10) & Chr(13)
' BUT if we are NOT on the LAST Field, then we need to set our variable...
' The Variable we set is sText...
' We are going to GRAB the data OUT of the Field and drop it into our variable.
' THEN we add a comma and we are done...
' BUT WAIT! You say...
' WHY Did you make sText = sText AND the other stuff...?
' Well, let's walk through this all and figure that out...
' When we hit our First Field... In our First Record...
' Let's say that FIRST FIELD contains the string "Hi There"
' So, we stuff "Hi There" inside our sText variable... and add our comma
' so Now sText equals "Hi There,"
' Well, when we hit the next Field...
' Let's say THAT Field contains the Number 1000...
' What we are doing is saying...
' Take what is ALREADY INSIDE sText... and add the next thing to it...
' See, since sText equals "Hi There," we are taking "Hi There," and adding "1000," to it...
' Then we stuffing THAT back inside sText...
' This way, on the Next Field...
' We will take "Hi There, 1000," and adding the next Field to it...
Case Else: sText = sText & rst.Fields(iFldCounter).Value & ","
' Ok, so we are done with this Select Case FOR NOW...
' Remember, we will run this Select Case EVERY TIME WE HIT A NEW FIELD...
End Select
' We now move to the Next Field
Next iFldCounter
' When we hit THIS LINE we can know that we have run through EVERY Field in the Current Record
' We then Move to the Next Record in our Recordset
' Now that we have moved to the next record in our Recordset, we move through our iRcrdCounter Loop
' And that does it ALL OVER AGAIN... ugh!
Next iRcrdCounter
' OK... We are done...
' By Now, sText should equal OUR ENTIRE TABLE...
' So, since our variable holds the Entire Table, we can CLOSE the recordset
' Once we have it closed, we can Empty the Recordset Variable
Set rst = Nothing
' With ONE SINGLE LINE we DUMP the Entire Contents of sText into our Open File
' Remember, our Open File had better be empty... otherwise it will get WRITTEN OVER...
Put FileNumber, 1, sText
' We are done with our File and our Variables...
' So Let's Close the File that we were working with...
Close FileNumber

' **********************************************************
' * This Function Designed by: randomblink
' * For Questions, please email me at: [email][/email]
' **********************************************************

End Function

I put this together cause I was trying to help someone on another board... I was hoping to learn as I went through... and I did...

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Dim sSong As String
'start the song
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First I want something neat and clean, something with a modern design.

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all i want is a simple setup program that i can exemple put in it 4 ocx files(just ocx and no exe)
and the setup program install them to the system directory exemple and register them and all..
note:if there is one that don't next>next>next>
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like in the msagent setup if you know it..
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