How to Setup a Toolkit & Bootstrap for Visual Basic

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How to Setup a Toolkit & Bootstrap for Visual Basic
Set-up programs install your application files on the computer. (Ablestock.com/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

The Microsoft Office 2000 Developer Package and Deployment Wizard uses the "Setup1.exe" file to install your application files on the computer. Setup1.exe contains the forms and Visual Basic code used during installation. The Bootstrap for Visual Basic Setup Toolkit can modify the Setup1.exe file to allow you to add new screens, prompts and procedures to the installation sequence.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Back up the "Setup1" Visual Basic files and existing copy of the "Setup1.exe" file from the "ODETools\V9\Wizards\PDWizard" folder located in the Microsoft Office directory by creating a copy of the file.

  2. 2

    Open the "Setup1.vbp" file located in the "ODETools\V9\Samples\Unsupprt\Setup1" folder in the Visual Basic Studio.

  3. 3

    Make any changes to the source code, installation forms and procedures in your Setup1 modification project. For example, change that text that appears while the files are being copied to the system using the "SetupText" component.

  4. 4

    Click the "Save" button on the Visual Basic Studio "File" menu to save the project.

  5. 5

    Click on the "Setup Toolkit" option in the "Microsoft Office" group on the Windows "All Programs" menu to open Bootstrap for Visual Basic Setup Toolkit.

  6. 6

    Click on the "Setup1.vbp" file in the open window and then click the "OK" button to compile the new "Setup1.exe" file.

  7. 7

    Copy the new "Setup1.exe" into the "ODETools\V9\Wizards\PDWizard" folder to add it to the Microsoft Office Package and Deployment Wizard.

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