Installer Question

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Installer Question

Post by stevenalpert » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:07 pm

According to your documentation, I must use your installer to install the required dlls on the end users system. After running the installer using silent mode, I see that the dlls are placed in the PDF-XChange/PDFSaver folder. Our application uses its own InstallShield application to deploy itself on our customer's systems. Should our InstallShield app then move the dlls to the Windows/System32 folder? Or perhaps to the folder that our application executes from?

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:27 am

Hi,

Assuming you are not using our PDF-XChange SDK print driver (appears you are not) - then you do not need to use our own installer - but may distribute (wrapped in your own installer) the required library dll's that support the functions you have chosen to use - see the topic in the help file

PDFLib30Help.chm called 'Redistribution ...'

you will see a list of DLL's that may be distributed and the functionality use for which each is required.

These should be located with your app .exe rather than the \system32 folder as this can complicate future updates - particuarly if your also use our print driver now or in the future.
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Post by stevenalpert » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:14 pm

That is correct,we are not using the print driver. We are using your library in one of our MFC applications to enable our application to SaveAs PDF. It appears that we need only 4 dlls: pxclib30, xccdx30, ixclib30 and dscrt30. Thanks for the clarification. We will distribute these dlls during installation to the system32 folder using InstallShield. 8)

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:27 am

Still would reccomend the DLL's go with your exe - but the choice is yours :)
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