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  • Corey
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    Thanks. We just got a couple feet of snow in the past 1-2 weeks so it's going to be ugly. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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  • The_Mechanic
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    Outstanding News on all fronts......Can't wait......Good luck with the move......... [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    The_Mechanic

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  • Corey
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    Actually that was my error, I spastically misinterpreted an internal memo, I am still free to spend as much time here as is needed. YAY!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    I'm still moving give me one more week and I'll get this CD assembled...

    Good news too guys, I will also be releasing some affordable training CDs for AMS, it's all coming in Feb. [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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  • The_Mechanic
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    Stroker & Corey,

    Thanks for the ideas....I will be working on the project this week and look forward to putting this information to good use....You just gotta love this forum.....

    P.S.

    Hey Corey,

    Sorry to hear that your time on the forums is being limited.....Any word on the tutorial CD i had seen mentioned awhile back.....Looking forward.....Thanks again.

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  • Corey
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    Sure you can do that. Wouldn't it be easier to create a registry key on install which refers to the version so that the user doesn't have to manually select the update file? It could all be automatic that way...

    Anyhoo, either way it can be done no problem, just:

    1. Create a button and attach a DIALOG > FILE BROWSE action to it. Set it to start at your updates directory.

    2. Once they select the file it will be stored in a variable, i.e. %SourceFile%, now add a DIALOG > FOLDER BROWSE action after the FILE BROWSE action. Again the result will be stored in a variable once the user has finished selecting a folder, i.e. %Destination%.

    3. Now you have your source file and destination folder stored in variables, simply add a FILE > COPY action (last after your first 2 actions) and use those variables to set it up.

    4. Now you're done, all you have to do is change the file attributes. Use a STRING > PARSE PATH action to convert the existing %SourceFile% variable from a full path to a filename only and then simply add your final action which will be a FILE > SET ATTRIBUTES action. i.e. your file will now be located at %Destination%\%SourceFile%

    That'll work fine and it only takes less than a minute to set up... [img]/ubbthreads/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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  • Stroker
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    I'm not a programmer, and am VERY new to the use of AMS. I just finished a similar project that seems to work great.
    This is NOT going to be very technical.

    I used five pages in the design of my project.
    1) The Home page contains buttons linked to each of the other four pages, plus an "Exit" button to close the Program down. Buttons on Home page:
    ("Install", "Upgrade", "Register", "Users Guide", and "Exit")

    2) The "Install" page has an installation button for each set of software I needed to install. (I used "File,Execute, "Folder,Create", "File,Copy", and "Shortcut,Create" (+ others) to get most of it done,

    2a) The "Upgrade" page has a button for each Upgrade I need installed in the software. (Push button = fully automated update) There's also a "Back" button (Jumps you back to the Home Page) and an "Exit" button (Closes Program) on each page.

    2b) The "Register" page has a button to automate the registration process for software needing it.

    2c) The User's Guide page contains instructions for using the program (AMS project)

    It works flawlessly, and may work for what you're trying to do.

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  • The_Mechanic
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    Newbie question.....

    Hello All,

    I am currently working on a project CD which is used to install several different versions of state financial accounting software, that was the easy part, thanks to all the great features and templetes in AMS. Here is where I am stuck...Each version of this software has it's own updates available....Which I have placed in "Update" folders inside the "Software" folders for each version....Is there an easy way to have AMS on a button click (say an update button)....browse the update folder for a given version, then allow the user to select the file needed and copy it (being able to choose where they want to copy it too) and change the attributes of the file upon copy. Hope you can decipher what I am trying to do. Thanks for any assistance....

    You guys are the greatest.......

    The_Mechanic
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