Installer For Different Exe's
I'm converting an old vb3 application wich consists of a couple of exe's for different tools
The orriginal installer for the program has a form included where the different tools (Exe's) can be selected that user wants installed on his/her computer and some additional data for the database should be filled out on it.
P&D Wiz can't do it. I don't see Visual Studio Installer doing it. Can Inno do it
Or does anyone have a better idea for me?
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Dim object As String
Dim Destination As String
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Edit: Removed email address - Hack-
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