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This topic provides a detailed guide to creating and editing an installer in LabWindows/CVI. It also provides troubleshooting information. However, this topic does not describe every option in each tab of the Edit Installer dialog box. Click Help in the Edit Installer dialog box for complete dialog box help. For more information about distributing LabWindows/CVI applications, refer to the Distribution Overview.
Complete the following steps to create and edit an installer:
|Note If projects in the current workspace include distribution kits from LabWindows/CVI 7.1 and earlier, LabWindows/CVI displays a dialog box that gives you the option to convert these distribution kits to .cds files. If you choose not to convert the distribution, LabWindows/CVI does not display this dialog box again unless the project is saved again in LabWindows/CVI 7.1 or earlier.|
Including Files in the Installer
Launching a File after Installation
Including Drivers and Components for NI Products
Adding Registry Keys
Including a Hardware Configuration
Specifying Distribution Media SizeWhen you specify all the necessary options in the Edit Installer dialog box, click OK to return to the Manage Distributions dialog box.
For more information about each of the tab options in the Edit Installer dialog box, refer to the following resources:
Drivers & Components Tab
Registry Keys Tab
When you build a distribution, LabWindows/CVI displays the Building Distribution dialog box to show the build progress. This dialog box also displays diagnostic messages, allowing you to debug settings and fix any issues. For example, a build can fail if you include a file in the build that is not present on your computer. LabWindows/CVI marks missing files with red text, including missing files on the Files tab of the Edit Installer dialog box and in other locations, such as the Your readme file or Your license agreement file fields on the General tab of the Edit Installer dialog box. Refer to Distribution Errors and Warnings for more information about Building Distribution dialog box messages.