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  • SF6 Text Editor - SF5 to SF6

    After converting my SF5 project to SF6, I noticed that the screen text in my License Agreement has changed unexpectedly. Blank lines have been removed and it appears that I can no longer set characters to bold, italics, underline or color.

    What gives? Were these text editing capabilities deliberately removed from the SF6 text editor?


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    wbrosche

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    Re: SF6 Text Editor - SF5 to SF6

    Hi,

    The Rich-Text features of Setup Factory 5.0 have been removed and they are not in Setup Factory 6.0.

    This was done because the Rich Text features relied on a certain DLL that can be found on everyone's system. Problems arose when users had incorrect or damaged versions of this file on their system; as a result this installation would fail.

    Since we cannot control the state of a user's system we decided it was the best decision to remove this dependency, and the Rich Text features, in order to increase the stability of the runtime.

    mark.
    MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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      Re: SF6 Text Editor - SF5 to SF6

      When I encounter these type of problems with the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC), I would statically link the feature to my application instead of relying upon a dynamic link to the DLL. While this creates a little more work for some of our screens, at least this approach eliminated problems with DLL dependencies.

      Is it possible to do the same thing to SF so that we aren't going backwards on the feature set?

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      wbrosche

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        Re: SF6 Text Editor - SF5 to SF6

        Hi,

        I think that part of the problem was that there are different versions of the DLL for Windows 9X machines and Windows NT machines. Now if you used the Windows NT version on Windows 98 then the problems arise.

        mark.
        MSI Factory The Next Generation Intelligent Setup Builder

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