from version 188.8.131.52
Is possible redistribuite Ecam with different splash-screen , windows icons , and other company personalization.
You need :
- ECam , at least version 184.108.40.206 or greater
- Inno Setup - Installer Creator
- ISTool ( OPTIONAL , it's another user interface for Inno Setup )
- Your custom splash screen image and window icon
Install Ecam .
The default install directory is this one :
In this path you can find this folder :
Remove the '_' char from the folder ' _Custom '
Now you get :
In this folder :
you can find several customization file , replace them with your own personalized files :
a) Splash Screen Image
Is the image you see in program start up.
To change the SplashScreen, insert a PNG image , in the custom directory.
The name of the image must be exactly "splash_screen.png" .
b) Application Icon
Is the icon you see in taskbar and in top-left corner of the window
To change the icon, insert a ICO file , in the custom directory.
The name of the icon must be exactly "appIcon.ico" .
c) Custom File XML
To change the app title name and the url string, you need to create a XML file , named "CustomSetting.xml" and insert the xml code written below.
Put this file in Custom dir.
Change the AppName and UrlString nodes.
Use consistent name and only valid char.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ApplicationCustomization xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <AppName>CUSTOM_NAME</AppName> <UrlString>http://www.CUSTOM_URL.org/</UrlString> </ApplicationCustomization>
d) (OPTIONAL) Default Preference File
The default preference file contains , for example language or default unit measure is located at :
If this file is not present , will be copied the one you inserted in Custom Directory.
e) (OPTIONAL) Data Folder
Is also possible customize the default data folder . The data folder is where Ecam save all the settings and machine definitions.
The default path is located in the user area ( C:\Users\Documents\ECAM V3) .
But if you need to share the installation between multiple user account , you need to move this
folder in a global area of your preference .
To do so , add the Data Folder field the CustomFile.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ApplicationCustomization xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"> <DataFolder>C:\ECamData\</DataFolder> </ApplicationCustomization>
If no customization files are found ,default values will be used.
You need to create an installer containing all the files contained in ecam base folder.
For installer creation i suggest to use InnoSetup .
Anyway , if you prefer, you can create SETUP executable also with other package creator. Like InstallShield , WiX, Eclipse, NSIS and Advanced Installer.
In the custom directory you already have installer base script.
a) Right-click and and open it with InnoSetup .
b) After script opening you can customize application name and company name.
c) From MENU -> BUILD -> "COMPILE" ( or CTRL+F9 )
After compiling , you should find setup executable in the output directory.
- Described procedure doesn't check and install prerequisites on pc.
- Setup Executable is not digitally signed , so windows will detect the application as unkown publisher.