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How to Download and Install Delphi InstallShield




If you are a software developer who uses Delphi as your programming language, you might be wondering how to create professional and reliable installation packages for your applications. One of the most popular and powerful tools for this purpose is Delphi InstallShield, a flexible and customizable development tool that automates the installation process and supports various platforms and environments. In this article, we will show you how to download and install Delphi InstallShield, as well as how to use it to create your own installation packages.




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What is Delphi InstallShield?




A brief introduction to Delphi InstallShield




Delphi InstallShield is a software product that allows you to create application software installation packages. It is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable installations for PCs, servers, web and virtual applications. It supports project integration with many development environments such as Microsoft Visual C++, Visual Basic, Borland C++, and of course, Delphi.


The benefits of using Delphi InstallShield




Some of the benefits of using Delphi InstallShield are:


  • It simplifies the installation process by providing a graphical user interface (GUI) that guides you through the steps of creating an installation package.



  • It allows you to customize the installation package according to your needs and preferences, such as adding custom actions, user prompts, logos, icons, license agreements, etc.



  • It automates the installation of common component libraries such as Data Access Objects or ODBC.



  • It supports various platforms such as Windows 3.1, Win32s, Windows 9x, Windows NT i386, Alpha, PPC, and MIPS, self extractors "for the web", and later even IBM AIX and Linux.



  • It can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages and includes automated tools to productize, install and bundle software in application virtualization and traditional EXE and MSI formats.



  • It validates installations against Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 best practices.



  • It provides technical support and customer service through online forums, knowledge base articles, webinars, etc.



How to download Delphi InstallShield




The requirements for downloading Delphi InstallShield




To download Delphi InstallShield, you need to have:


  • A registered user account on ComponentSource.com or Embarcadero.com websites.



  • A compatible operating system such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10.



  • A compatible development environment such as Borland Delphi 5.x or higher.



  • An internet connection with sufficient bandwidth and speed.



The steps for downloading Delphi InstallShield




The steps for downloading Delphi InstallShield are:


  • Go to ComponentSource.com or Embarcadero.com websites and log in with your registered user account.



  • Search for "Delphi InstallShield" in the search box and select the product that matches your needs and preferences. You can choose between Professional or Express versions, as well as different releases and languages.



  • Click on the "Download" button and follow the instructions on the screen. You might need to provide some personal or payment information before proceeding with the download.



  • Wait for the download to complete. The file size might vary depending on the version and language you selected. For example, the file size of "InstallShield Express 2020 R3 Release Notes" is about 654.4 MB.



  • Save the downloaded file in a safe location on your computer. You will need it later for installing Delphi InstallShield.



How to install Delphi InstallShield




The requirements for installing Delphi InstallShield




To install Delphi InstallShield, you need to have:


  • The downloaded file of Delphi InstallShield that matches your operating system and development environment.



  • A compatible operating system such as Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10 with administrator privileges.



  • A compatible development environment such as Borland Delphi 5.x or higher installed on your computer.



  • An internet connection with sufficient bandwidth and speed for activating or updating Delphi InstallShield.



The steps for installing Delphi InstallShield




The steps for installing Delphi InstallShield are:


  • Locate the downloaded file of Delphi InstallShield on your computer and double-click on it to launch the installer.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen. You might need to accept the license agreement, choose the installation directory, select the components to install, etc.



  • Wait for the installation to complete. The installation time might vary depending on your computer's performance and the components you selected. For example, the installation time of "InstallShield Express 2020 R3 Release Notes" is about 10 minutes.



  • Restart your computer if prompted by the installer.



  • Launch your development environment such as Borland Delphi and check if you can see "InstallShield" in the menu bar or toolbar. If not, you might need to activate or update Delphi InstallShield online.



How to use Delphi InstallShield




The features of Delphi InstallShield





FeatureDescription


New Project WizardA tool that helps you create a new installation project by asking you some basic questions about your application such as name, version, company name, etc.


Project AssistantA tool that guides you through the steps of creating an installation package such as adding files, folders, registry entries, shortcuts, etc.


Installation DesignerA tool that allows you to customize every aspect of your installation package such as dialogs, screens, actions, events, conditions, etc.


Media BuilderA tool that allows you to build your installation package into different formats such as EXE (single file), MSI (Windows Installer), CD-ROM (multiple files), Web (self extractor), etc.


Test InstallationA tool that allows you to test your installation package before distributing it by simulating its behavior on different platforms and environments.


Distribution WizardA tool that helps you distribute your installation package by providing options such as uploading it to a website or FTP server, burning it onto a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM disc, etc.


Patch Creation WizardA tool that helps you create patches or updates for your existing installation packages by comparing them with newer versions of your application files.


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The steps for creating an installation package with Delphi InstallShield are:


  • Launch your development environment such as Borland Delphi and select "InstallShield" from the menu bar or toolbar.



  • Select "New Project Wizard" from the "InstallShield" menu and choose the type of project you want to create. You can choose between InstallScript, Basic MSI, or Suite projects.



  • Follow the instructions on the screen and provide some basic information about your application such as name, version, company name, etc.



  • Select "Project Assistant" from the "InstallShield" menu and add the files, folders, registry entries, shortcuts, etc. that you want to include in your installation package.



  • Select "Installation Designer" from the "InstallShield" menu and customize every aspect of your installation package such as dialogs, screens, actions, events, conditions, etc.



  • Select "Media Builder" from the "InstallShield" menu and build your installation package into the format you want such as EXE (single file), MSI (Windows Installer), CD-ROM (multiple files), Web (self extractor), etc.



  • Select "Test Installation" from the "InstallShield" menu and test your installation package before distributing it by simulating its behavior on different platforms and environments.



  • Select "Distribution Wizard" from the "InstallShield" menu and distribute your installation package by uploading it to a website or FTP server, burning it onto a CD-ROM or DVD-ROM disc, etc.



Conclusion




A summary of the main points of the article




In this article, we have learned how to download and install Delphi InstallShield, a powerful and flexible development tool that allows you to create professional and reliable installation packages for your applications. We have also learned how to use Delphi InstallShield to create different types of installation projects, customize them according to our needs and preferences, build them into various formats, test them before distributing them, and distribute them to our end users.


A call to action for the readers




If you are interested in using Delphi InstallShield for your software development projects, we encourage you to visit ComponentSource.com or Embarcadero.com websites and download a free trial version of Delphi InstallShield. You can also find more resources and tutorials on Delphi InstallShield on Revenera.com or Riptutorial.com websites. We hope you enjoy using Delphi InstallShield and create amazing installation packages for your applications.


FAQs




What are the differences between Delphi InstallShield Professional and Express versions?




The main differences between Delphi InstallShield Professional and Express versions are:


  • The Professional version has more features and options than the Express version, such as support for multiple languages, platforms, development environments, virtualization technologies, patch creation, etc.



  • The Professional version is more expensive than the Express version. The price of the Professional version is $1,999 per user license, while the price of the Express version is $699 per user license.



  • The Professional version requires more disk space than the Express version. The disk space requirement of the Professional version is 2 GB, while the disk space requirement of the Express version is 500 MB.



What are the supported platforms and development environments for Delphi InstallShield?




The supported platforms and development environments for Delphi InstallShield are:



PlatformDevelopment Environment


Windows 3.1Borland Delphi 5.x or higher


Win32sBorland Delphi 5.x or higher


Windows 9xBorland Delphi 5.x or higher


Windows NT i386Borland Delphi 5.x or higher


Windows NT AlphaBorland Delphi 5.x or higher


Windows NT PPCBorland Delphi 5.x or higher


Windows NT MIPSBorland Delphi 5.x or higher


IBM AIXBorland C++ 4.x or higher


LinuxBorland C++ 4.x or higher


Microsoft Visual C++All versions supported by Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs (6.0 - 2019)


Microsoft Visual BasicAll versions supported by Microsoft Visual Studio IDEs (6.0 - 2019)


Borland C++ BuilderAll versions supported by Borland C++ Builder IDEs (1.0 - XE8)


Borland C++All versions supported by Borland C++ IDEs (4.x - XE8)


Borland JBuilderAll versions supported by Borland JBuilder IDEs (1.0 - XE8)


Borland Kylix All versions supported by Borland Kylix IDEs (1.0 - 3.0)


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Eclipse All versions supported by Eclipse IDEs (2.1 - 4.15)


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NetBeans All versions supported by NetBeans IDEs (3.6 - 11.2)


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Xcode All versions supported by Xcode IDEs (2.1 - 11.4)


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Other IDEs that support Windows Installer projects N/A



How can I update or uninstall Delphi InstallShield?




To update or uninstall Delphi InstallShield, you need to:


  • Go to the Control Panel on your computer and select "Programs and Features".



  • Find "Delphi InstallShield" in the list of installed programs and select it.



  • If you want to update Delphi InstallShield, click on the "Change" button and follow the instructions on the screen. You might need to download a newer version of Delphi InstallShield from ComponentSource.com or Embarcadero.com websites before proceeding with the update.



  • If you want to uninstall Delphi InstallShield, click on the "Uninstall" button and follow the instructions on the screen. You might need to restart your computer after uninstalling Delphi InstallShield.



How can I get technical support or customer service for Delphi InstallShield?




To get technical support or customer service for Delphi InstallShield, you can:


  • Contact ComponentSource.com or Embarcadero.com websites via phone, email or chat.



  • Visit Revenera.com website and access online forums, knowledge base articles, webinars, etc.



  • Contact Revenera via phone or email.



  • Contact Flexera Software via phone or email.



  • Contact Macrovision Corporation via phone or email.



  • Contact Acresso Software via phone or email.



  • Contact Zero G Software via phone or email.



  • Contact Stirling Technologies via phone or email.



  • Contact The Stirling Group via phone or email.



  • Contact The Software Publishers Association via phone or email.



Where can I find more resources or tutorials on Delphi InstallShield?




You can find more resources or tutorials on Delphi InstallShield on:


  • Revenera.com website, where you can access tutorials that walk you through the process of creating an installation using Delphi InstallShield.



  • Riptutorial.com websiteRiptutorial.com website, where you can find examples and explanations of various topics related to Delphi InstallShield.



  • YouTube.com website, where you can watch a video that shows you how to build an installer using Delphi InstallShield.



  • Winworldpc.com website, where you can download older versions of Delphi InstallShield for historical or educational purposes.




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