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    autorun.inf files

    Help... I'm trying to create an install disk and I'm using an html file as a front since there are several installation disks... but I'm having problems with the autorun file.

    Here's what I have:

    [autorun]
    OPEN=install_AI.htm
    ICON=resources\MISCO2.ico

    where install_AI.htm is in the root of the cd, and resources is a folder on the cd.

    It won't open the html file. Anyone know how these things are supposed to be setup? I copied that from another disk. I'm not even really sure what the ICON is supposed to be for... I thought maybe that was the icon that showed in the drive listings!?

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    Yea icon is the pic for the file, good guess hehe.

    try dis

    http://search.yahoo.com/bin/search?p...orun+inf+files

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    The OPEN field must be executable, it doesn't do a "find the program to launch this type of file with" search.

    You can get programs (or make one yourself) to call ShellExecute

    [edit]
    In fact, here's some source that might do for you.
    Code:
    #define STRICT
    #include <Windows.h>
    /* */
    int WINAPI WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, PSTR pCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
    {
    	int i;
    	for (i = 1; i < __argc; i ++)
    	{
    		if ((int) ShellExecute(NULL, NULL, __argv[i], NULL, NULL, SW_SHOWNORMAL) <= 32)
    		{	// Error trying to run default browser, tell user
    			TCHAR	sz[1024];
    			wsprintf(sz, TEXT("Error openning %s on CD-ROM disc."), __argv[i]);
    			MessageBox(NULL, sz, TEXT("ShellExecute"), MB_OK | MB_ICONWARNING);
    		}
    	}
    	return(0);
    }
    [another edit]
    Obviously thats Window code, so not very portable if you want the CD viewed on other OS's.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    help... please see the c++ board...

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