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Embedding images in the installer package

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How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John
Nov 20 '05 #1
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jcrouse,

In your Setup Project, add files to the Application Folder by rigtht
clicking Application Folder and selecting Add File.

I hope this helps...

Telmo Sampaio

"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
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How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John

Nov 20 '05 #2

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I probably wasn't clear enough. I don't want the end user to see or have
access to the files after installation is complete. Much the same way most
apps work. When you install MS Word, for instance, the application icon is
in the word.exe file. Hope that makes more sense.

Thanks for the help,
John

"Telmo Sampaio" <ts******@gmail.com> wrote in message
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jcrouse,

In your Setup Project, add files to the Application Folder by rigtht
clicking Application Folder and selecting Add File.

I hope this helps...

Telmo Sampaio

"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
news:#D**************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John


Nov 20 '05 #3

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Any ideas here? I'm ready to package.

Thanks,
John

"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
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How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John

Nov 20 '05 #4

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John,

I think what you are talking about is the Application Icon.

You can set the application icon in Visual Studio by right-clicking the
project node in Solution Explorer and opening the Properties dialog. Then
click on Common Properties-->Build. This Application Icon drop-down will
display.

Now here is the tricky part. I have never been able to get this drop-down
or by clicking the ellipse to find the icon. Visual Studio always blows up
on me. But you can use a text editor to edit the "ApplicationIcon" property
of the Settings in the projects vbproj file.

-Sam Matzen
"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Any ideas here? I'm ready to package.

Thanks,
John

"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John


Nov 20 '05 #5

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No. I already have that set. However. In the installer package I have a
Start Menu Group and a Desktop shortcut. Both of these have an icon property
and the only way to set the icon file property is to add the ico file to the
project. This makes it accessable to the end user after the install is
complete.

Thanks,
John

"Samuel L Matzen" <sm*****@slm.com> wrote in message
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John,

I think what you are talking about is the Application Icon.

You can set the application icon in Visual Studio by right-clicking the
project node in Solution Explorer and opening the Properties dialog. Then
click on Common Properties-->Build. This Application Icon drop-down will
display.

Now here is the tricky part. I have never been able to get this drop-down
or by clicking the ellipse to find the icon. Visual Studio always blows up on me. But you can use a text editor to edit the "ApplicationIcon" property of the Settings in the projects vbproj file.

-Sam Matzen
"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
news:eU**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Any ideas here? I'm ready to package.

Thanks,
John

"jcrouse" <me> wrote in message
news:%2****************@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
How do I embed my bannerbitmap for the dialog boxes in the installer
package. Also the ico file for the shortcuts?

Thank you,
John



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