How to Create Installer using Inno Setup

By FoxLearn 4/18/2024 2:35:21 AM   4.17K
How to create a setup file, add ms access database to setup using Inno Setup

Inno Setup is a free installer for Windows programs. It allows software developers to create professional-looking installers for their applications quickly and easily. It's widely used because of its simplicity, flexibility, and extensive documentation.

How to Download Inno Setup

Inno Script Studio is a new intuitive graphical interface for generating and compiling scripts for the award winning Inno Setup compiler from Jordan Russell.

You can download and install Inno Setup, then download and install Inno Script Studio

How to create Installer using Inno Setup

Creating an installer using Inno Setup involves several steps. Here's a step-by-step guide to create an installer using Inno Setup.

Open Inno Script Studio

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Select Simple Script

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Select Next

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Fill your information, then select Next

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Select Next

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Browse to your execute file, then add files

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You can select all, then click Next

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You can select your license file, then click Next

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Select languages, then click Next

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You can select output file, then click Next

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Click Next

inno setupCompile your script, you will get a setup file in Output folder

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You can also create a script manual, go to File > New Script.

[Setup]
AppName=YourAppName
AppVersion=1.0
DefaultDirName={pf}\YourAppName
DefaultGroupName=YourAppName
UninstallDisplayIcon={app}\YourApp.exe
OutputDir=Output

[Files]
Source: "YourApp.exe"; DestDir: "{app}"

[Icons]
Name: "{group}\YourAppName"; Filename: "{app}\YourApp.exe"
Name: "{commondesktop}\YourAppName"; Filename: "{app}\YourApp.exe"; Tasks: desktopicon

[Run]
Filename: "{app}\YourApp.exe"; Description: "Launch YourAppName"; Flags: nowait postinstall

Replace YourAppName with the name of your application and YourApp.exe with the actual executable of your application.

Save the script file with a .iss extension, then go to File > Compile, or press Ctrl + F9 to compile the script and create an installer executable file.

Inno Setup is a powerful and user-friendly tool for creating installers for Windows applications. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer, Inno Setup provides the flexibility and features you need to create professional installers for your software projects.