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Introduction to Visual Patch 2.0
Visual Patch 2.0 is a fast and efficient system for creating software patches. This unique solution features state-of-the-art binary differencing and compression algorithms, combined with a powerful full-history patching engine. Visual Patch makes an excellent...
How do i create the uninstall shortcut in Add/Remove Programs for my patch?
I have an Installshield installer which installs a product. I am providing the patches for my product using Visual Patch 2.0. But when i uninstall the product from the Add/Remove Programs then the files which are added...
I am patching an AMS6 project with three versions 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206. The destination folder indicated for the files is %AppFolder%\AutoPlay\Foldername.
When testing the patch, the patch files are being installed to %AppFolder%\AutoPlay\AutoPlay (the patch file is creating another...
I have a piece of software that requires a license file to run (extension .lf). The file must be unchanged at all times, even when the version changes. So, if Version 1.0 contains a license file and Version 1.1 contains the same license file, how do I prevent the Version 1.1 license file from...
Hi I would like how to close the app if its running and when the update process y finished how to reopen the new app, I accept any suggestions
If the key files of two versions match but some files in the newer version have been modified does visual patch consider both versions to be the same just because the key files match?
If yes, how do i make changes to other files without making changes to key files? and release a patch for that.
Visual patch is great stuff....
Question of the day:
I have a new binary, build 900. I have one of the 'old' builds (build 800), but there are three or four builds out there, and I do not have them all on hand.
I have some questions that are very important to me. I would appreciate having them answered.
1. Must I close running software that needs to be patched? Or will visual patch do this for me?
2. Consider the following criteria: If I do whole-file patching and I deliver a full-history...
Question: Is there a variable I can access which tells me which file is about to be patched?
I have a VP project with about a hundred files in a version.
When a patch is being installed, only some of these files should be installed.
To implement this, I've added a function to...
I need to know if the visual patch application works for a full update changing the new dll for the old dlls, I mean if it changes everything.
other thing if I buy the true update could someone explain me the process to install the new update, being this a patch of visualpatch in my...
In my patch, along with the source code, I have two folder references that install supporting files (templates, config files, ...) to other locations on a machine (my docs, local settings, ...).
Is there a way to force the files in these folder references to overwrite whatever is at the...
I am getting an error when running a patch that I have created...
The error is "Failed To Extract File From Archive dff_000024.dif"
I removed ALL the versions in the patch and re-added the files. Remade the patch and thats the error I still get...
Any ideas ?
I am using this visual patch since last 2-3 month and now i have issue with updating file which is modify in previous release by application.
for example : I have file named abc in my release 1.1 and with release 1.2 we need to modify that file but the problem here is that abc...
It's here! The new and improved Visual Patch website can be found at www.visualpatch.com.
I have been using VP for a few months, and one issue that has come up is that as you add additional versions, the patch file grows larger and takes longer to build. We have noticed that regardless of which version the end user has installed, we always want a core group of DLLs and one EXE file to...
Does Visual Patch have a mechanism for passing command line argumuments?
I'd like to implement different behaviors if patching by directly clicking on the patcher vs. online updating.
I thought the patch i build work on all platforms now. But i was wrong. On Windows 98 a file which should be replaced on reboot(information from the log file) is still the file of the previous version after i reboot the system!
I am trying to test Visual Patch with our current project. I have two problems...
1. It does not seem to read the install path correctly from the registry and keeps telling me the software is not installed...
My Registry key is set as;
I use the evaluation version 220.127.116.11. I create a "patch" in XP and the patch works fine in XP. When I run the same "patch" in NT4 SP6 doesn't work, appears a Dr Watson window and in the DrWatson's log file the fault are in the function GetDiskFreeSpaceW.
When trying to Edit Multiple Values on the Destination, install to folder, it does not preview the changes!!!! This can make using the change and replace feature a challenge, seems to work in other folder/file edits just not in the Destination folder. I take this to be a bug. Can anyone...
Visual Patch 2.0 Update (v18.104.22.168) Released
There is a new service release (v22.214.171.124) available for Visual Patch 2.0. You can get the latest version by selecting Help > Check for Update from within the product. If you have any trouble getting the update through the product, here are direct links...
I have a database update to do as well, using return codes I can tell if it failed or was successfull, I want to run this post patch, and roll back if it fails, but I dont see any command options to script the "file rollback support" feature???
As I understand it, Visual Patch can be used for making database changes?
If so, does someone have an example of how to add a column to a table in SQL Server.
I assume this would be done as an Action but I can't find any information to show me where to start.
When i use a folder reference in my project and turn on "Delete legacy files" in the advanced project settings, all files in the target directory (from the folder reference) will be delete when patching the software even though the files havn't changed from the latest to the newest version.
I'm confused about the difference between the patch vs. the trueupdate. Is the trueupdate necessary if the patch is made? It seems like once the patch is made and given to existing customers it's all done. What exactly does trueupdate do, allow for a way for customers to automatically receive the...
I hate to ask a fundamental question, but what date/time should the patched files get? Should user files patched by VP get the date/time of the source file or should they get the date/time that the user performs the patch.
The reason for the question is that my patched files seem to be randomly...
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