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SmallBasic

Is this App portable?
http://smallbasic.sourceforge.net/

If not: Can it be made portable?

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Well,

I personally cant tell from the bad documentation.
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It seems very portable since

It seems very portable since it comes as a self-extracting file, but i opened it and ran it without extracting, and the only file new, was the configuration ini file, still i don't know wether it writes settings on the registry or not and i don't know much about regrapper or regshot. When it starts it registers the filetype .bas to open with the app. but it can be disabled with a line in the configuration ini. I already disabled that. Documentation doesn't matter. I just need an expert's yes or no. Anyway, it's a very straightforward app, what do you need documentation for?

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writes to the registry

It does write some minor entries into HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, but those can be easily wrapped with RegRapper: (http://www.portasoft.org/e107/page.php?4)

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Or...

When it's ready (expect it in about a week, hopefully) Registry Rocker, which makes life easier Wink

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I don't know how to use regrapper

Justin, Could you please tell me how can i use regrapper to make a launcher for his app please?
Thanks Much in advance.

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ok

It doesn't make a launcher in the style of John's but instead uses a simpler method. First you make a folder with the app with any name you want. Maybe smallbasic in this case. In there you put smallbasic.exe or whatever the name of the exe is and any files that need to be next to the exe such as INI or DLLs. You then create a settings directory "Settings" that you put the included RegRap.ini file in. You leave RegRap.exe outside of these two folders, but next to them. You then fill in as much as you know in the INI, and it will search for a reg entry when you click RegRap.exe (note: you have to run the program once normally so it creates the reg entry.). When the entry is found, it will wrap it to a settings.reg file. You then navigate to the exe directory as normal and run the program from the original exe.

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Original EXE

You mean Regrapper's exe or SmallBasic's Exe?

Besides, the reg key says something about drive letter H:, which i used before. but now i'm using Secret can it cause problems?

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SmallBasic's

Is the original exe. I'm not sure what you're talking about for the drive letter, that shouldn't make a difference, though, as long as you can export keys to the registry and import them, it should work fine.

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now i don't get it at all! xD

Well, when i run regrapper it DOES run SmallBasic, I thought i should run regrapper instead of SmallBasic....BUT! you say i have to run SmallBasic directly...then i'm confused...WHAT DOES REGRAPPER DOES?? does it modify the prog so it writes settings in the settings folder?? OR is it regrapper the one that runs smallbasic, then extracts the registry info and saves it on the folder....oh man please forgive my "novice-ness"....

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OK
  1. Change settings for Reg Rapper
  2. Run Reg Rapper

And use capitals or spaces, cause otherwise it looks like Re Grapper
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ooooook

1. Run your program using its exe after creating the folders.
2. Run RegRapper after editing its ini to match the program you have.
3. Run the program with its exe every time after that.

You can look at the example provided in the RegRapper package with AngryIPScanner.

-Justin

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DONE

THANKS MUCH!!

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nice!

Glad to see that it worked for you Smile

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Thansk for your cover...

Justin, thanks for covering this regrap problem for me, I haven't had much time online in a while.

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anytime

Just glad I could help someone make an app portable on their own.

-Justin

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