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Source File Settings Page (Installer Properties Dialog Box)

LabVIEW 2013 Help

Edition Date: June 2013

Part Number: 371361K-01

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Requires: Application Builder or Professional System (Windows)

Use this page of the Installer Properties dialog box to select attributes for the files you include in the installer.

This page includes the following components:

  • Destination View—Specifies the location and directory structure of the files when you install them.

    The folders in the Destination View directory with a LabVIEW prefix correspond to the following locations:
    • [LabVIEW x Examples]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview\examples directory.
    • [LabVIEW x Help]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview\help directory.
    • [LabVIEW x Instrument Drivers]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview\instr.lib directory.
    • [LabVIEW x Palettes]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview\menus directory.
    • [LabVIEW x Run-Time]—Files you include in this folder install to the Shared\LabVIEW Run-Time\x directory, where x is the LabVIEW version currently in use.
    • [LabVIEW x User Libraries]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview\user.lib directory.
    • [LabVIEW x]—Files you include in this folder install to the labview directory.


    The folders in the Destination View directory that do not have a LabVIEW prefix correspond to Microsoft Installer (MSI) properties. Refer to the Microsoft Developer Network website at msdn.microsoft.com for more information about the corresponding Microsoft Installer (MSI) properties:
    • [All Users Desktop]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the DesktopFolder property.
    • [Personal]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the PersonalFolder property.
    • [Program Files Common]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the CommonFilesFolder property or the CommonFiles64Folder property.
    • [Program Files]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the ProgramFilesFolder property or the ProgramFiles64Folder property.
    • [Public App Data]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the CommonAppDataFolder property.
    • [System]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the SystemFolder property or the System64Folder property.
    • [Temp]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the TempFolder property.
    • [Windows Volume]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the WindowsVolume property.
    • [Windows]—Files you include in this folder install to the location that corresponds to the WindowsFolder property.
  • File and Folder Attributes—Select from the following components to specify the attributes of the files and folders in the Destination View:
    • Read-only—Place a checkmark in this checkbox to set the selected file in the Destination View tree as read only.
    • Hidden—Place a checkmark in the checkbox to set the selected file in the Destination View tree as hidden from users.
    • System—Place a checkmark in the checkbox to set the selected file in the Destination View tree as a system file.
    • Vital—Place a checkmark in the checkbox to set the selected file in the Destination View tree as vital for installation. If a file set as vital fails to install, the installation stops. Refer to the Microsoft Installer (MSI) File table help on the Microsoft website for more information about setting files as vital.
    • Register COM—Place a checkmark in the checkbox to register the selected file in the Destination View tree as a Component Object Model (COM) object. You can set this attribute only for files with a .EXE, .DLL, or .OCX suffix. If you include a stand-alone application in which you enabled the ActiveX server on the Advanced page of the Application Properties dialog box, set this attribute for the application file so the file is registered as an ActiveX server after installation.
    • Unlock—Place a checkmark in the checkbox to unlock the selected file or folder. You cannot use the Unlock option for predefined destination folders in the Destination View tree, including absolute paths. When you unlock a file or folder, you remove administrator access requirements from deployed files and folders, which allows anyone to edit files and folders after they have been installed.



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