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Discuss portable app development and modification of existing apps. Application Template 3.4.1 (with default launcher included)

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Submitted by John T. Haller on November 13, 2016 - 5:37pm

I'm testing a new style of Application Template for use with the Launcher and Installer. The current 2.4 release is just the barebones file structure but includes no example config files. This Dev Test is of a complete template with config files and a default launcher along with a stub EXE so you can be sure it works by default.

Creating A Portable App: A Guerilla Field Guide

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Submitted by OliverK on July 31, 2008 - 8:42pm

Introduction:Often, somebody will make a post asking for help. I wrote up a guide real quick for this poster, here. After a suggestion by r-andom, I re-posted as a forum topic. If you have a suggestion for the guide, post here. If you need help portablizing, make a new post in the Portable App Development Forum. So, without much more text, I loose the gorilla. . .

    Forum Guidelines (Portable App Development)

    John T. Haller's picture
    Submitted by John T. Haller on March 14, 2006 - 3:25am

    The portable app development forum is for all development discussion related to portable apps. Feel free to ask questions on adapting the standard PortableApps NSIS-based launchers used with Portable Firefox, etc with other apps. Or with help working on any portable development project you wish. You'll find more portable apps developers here than anywhere else, so, for most questions, either someone will know outright or at least be able to point you in the right direction.

    Is it possible to create one app with several exe-files?

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    Submitted by BlueRibbon on January 9, 2018 - 8:17pm

    In some cases a program exists of more exe-files which function each separately, however together they form one program. For example I bring on the free music creator software PxTone:

    It's a package containing 4 small exe-files, because next to a sequencer there's separate software for creating instrument voices and SFX and there's a player. (By the way: it's all portable by itself, however I don't know it leaves traces into the Windows Registry)

    How? Data synchronization only after all EXEs have been terminated

    Submitted by Robert88 on January 4, 2018 - 12:59pm


    I haven't dealt with the PortableApps SDK more intensively yet. Since I want to solve a certain situation with PortableApps and don't know if it can solve my special situation, I would like to ask here first.

    I want to make a program suite portable. This suite consists of three or four equivalent programs (called A.exe, B.exe, C.exe and D.exe). All programs use parts of a folder structure under 'Local' in the users directory. All programs can be running at the same time and each program can write to the shared folders under' Local' data.