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Single File Installer from LabVIEW

Status: Declined

 National Instruments will not be implementing this idea. NI has no plans at this time to change the file structure of the 'Installer' build spec output. The current workaround is to zip up the installer build output yourself, or use a 3rd party program to create a single-file installer.

Currently in LabVIEW if you build an installer you end up with a hierarchy of files that look like this:

 

singlefile1.png

 

If you want to distribute this installer via the web, you need to use a third party program to zip it up, or create a self-extracting zip file.  Since LabVIEW can already create zip files with no problem, I propose the ability for LabVIEW to create a single file installer that can easily be distributed, like this:

 

singlefile2.png

 

This can be as easy as a checkbox in the current installer Advanced page:

 

singlefile3.png

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Just to piggy back off of 's comment a little Inno's licensing apparently allows for including it in commercial applications for free (while winzip's self extractor license almost certainly does not) so if NI (or some enterprising developer with a good working knowledge of the application builder api) wanted to use that as a platform to build a single file installer, that does seem like a viable option.

Proven Zealot
Status changed to: Declined

 National Instruments will not be implementing this idea. NI has no plans at this time to change the file structure of the 'Installer' build spec output. The current workaround is to zip up the installer build output yourself, or use a 3rd party program to create a single-file installer.

DNatt, NI