Version 2.0 of the Auto FE Updater
This release of the Auto FE Updater is a huge, huge improvement in developer ease of use. There's a wizard to get you going with the basic operations in less than a minute. Need to make a change to a setting? Just a few mouse clicks as all settings are updated by forms rather than having to use Notepad as in the past.
But it's even better. Now, with three mouse clicks, a formatted email containing a hyperlink for the users initial install of your app will be created. Your users can be running your app with two or three mouse clicks. (This depends on the number of hyperlink warning messages. (Sorry, nothing I can do about the email client security warnings.)
Have you looked at the Auto FE Updater in the past and decided it was rather ugly to use? The thought of editing configuration files using Notepad made you shudder with distaste? Taking an hour or three to read somewhat confusing web pages was a task to be done next month or next year? Visit http://www.autofeupdater.com and take a look.
(More screenshots will likely go up there in a day or so.)
I’d like to thank Tom Wickerath, Crystal Long, Clif McIrvin and Tom van Stiphout for all the suggestions and criticisms as I bounced ideas their way. I’d also like to thank John Mishefske and Michel for their suggestions of using a listbox as an alternative to an ugly multi-line tab control. See Interface Hall of Shame - Tabbed Dialogs down a short ways for what it could’ve looked like. <smile>