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Auto Update & Auto Inform

Auto Update

QSetup is unique in it's ability to create setup that will AUTO-UPDATE from the Internet when a new version of the program is available. Adding Auto-Update option to your program is very easy. The whole procedure can be completed using QSetup intuitive menus. No need to add any line of code to your program.

When you add Auto-Update option to your setup, QSetup will add a small Agent to the Setup delivery. This Agent will be placed during setup in the "Application Folder".

The Agent is installed in such a way that it will run in parallel to your program. From time to time the Agent will connect to the Internet and check if a new version is available. Once a new version is found, the Agent will download it using HTTP protocol, and place it in the TEMP directory.

When download is complete, the Agent will perform the following steps:
  • Instruct your application to shut itself down (if needed).
  • Extract all required files from the downloaded file.
  • Run the update setup and replace the old files with the new ones.
  • Restart your application (if needed).
To see a snapshot of the Auto-Update menus Click Here.
To see a sample of Auto-Update implementation Click Here.

Auto Inform

"Auto Update" is quite a drastic step. In many cases you would prefer to just inform your users of the availability of a new version, and prompt them to download and install the new version, using regular and familiar browsing techniques.

Auto Inform is designed to provide this capability.

When you have a new version available you must prepare the following:
  • Create a stand alone setup as an EXE file and upload it to your website.
  • Prepare a special download page on your website with a link to the new setup executable.
  • Prepare an RTF or TXT file that will describe the new update.
Once those items are prepared, you must open the composer, go to the "Auto-Update" page, select the "Auto-Inform" tab, fill few fields and upload the "Auto-Inform" data to the web.

When the agent is triggered on your users PC he will see a dialog with the text you prepeared for him. When he clicks the [Download] button he will be transfered to the download page you prepared where he can download the new version from.

Here is a sample of the dialog your user will see:

To see a snapshot of the Auto-Inform menus Click Here.
To see a sample of Auto-Inform implementation Click Here.


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