Creating a Exe Installation

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Your project is finished an it’s time to create a exe file that will install your program on computers.

First you need to start ESBrander as Administrator.

Right click the shortcut and choose the “Run as administrator”.

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Open up the correct project.

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Click the Build Setup button at the top.

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Navigate to the directory you want to save the exe file.

Type in the name of the file that will be created.

Click the Save button to begin.

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ESB PLR Brander will show the process of the build and then save the exe file to the designated path.

License Activation

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There is licensing activation built into ESB.

To activate the licensing mechanism, click the Trial button at the top.

Online Activation

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Online licensing allows you to control activation on a user basis.

The software will call a online script and the script will return a True for an active license and False for a inactive license.

ESB Brander will send two variable when it makes the call to the script. The serial/email that the user enters and a Product Name.

License Url – the url of the script ESB will call.

Product Name – the name of the product that will be sent to the script.

 

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The contents of the Licensing Script will need to be uploaded to your server.

The Url to the script will need to include the Index.php file when adding it to the License Url.

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Since ESB customers use all sorts of payments processing, it is up to you to incorporate a call to either your payment service provider ot to a local database.

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Additional code to contact your payment processor or make a database call will need to be added in this section of the Licensing Script.

ESB expects a True if there is a active license or false if there is a inactive license.

The script shows how to return a True; Simple echo false for a inactive license.

Creating a Trial Version

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You can allow your users to use the full funcationality of your programs for a limited amount of uses.

After they use it so many times the software will stop opening up.

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Trial Period (in Days) – this will be how many times a user can interact with your program before it turns off.

Trial Activation Serial – this will be a hard coded serial that the user can enter in the activate your program.

Note: do not use the Trial Activation Serial if you want to using the Licensing built in.

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Under the Html tab, paste html that will be shown to the user when starting the program.

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The Trial window will be displayed to the end user.

To use the program, in Trial mode, the user simply clickson the Run Trial button.

Once the Trial is finished, the Run Trial button will disappear leading the user to activate the program in order to use it further.

Banners

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You can add a clickeable banner to either the Software layout or the Form layout.

Click the Banner button.

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A list of all banners for the branding project will display.

Adding a Banner

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Click the Add button to add a new banner.

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Image – double click to load a image.

Url – the url that will be navigted too when the user clicks the banner.

Window – the banner will be shown on either the Software layout or the Form layout.

Click the Ok button when finished.

Opening an Existing Banner

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Select the banner and click the Open button.

Or double click the banner to open it.

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Click the Ok button to save any changed.

Removing a Banner

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Select the banner to be removed and click the Remove button.

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Confirm the removal by clicking the Ok button.

Closing Banners

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Click the Close button to close the Banner list.

Hyperlinks

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Clickeable hyperlinks can be added to either the Software or Form layouts.

Click the Hyperlinks button.

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A list of all Hyperlinks will be shown.

Adding a Hyperlink

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Click the Add button to add a new Hyperlink.

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Caption – the text the user will see.

Url – the url that will be navigated too when the user clicks on the hyperlink.

Window – the hyperlink will be shown on the Software layout or the Form layout.

Opening an Existing Hyperlink

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Select the desired hyperlink and click the Open button.

Or double click the hyperlink.

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Click the Ok button to save any changes made.

Removing a Hyperlink.

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Select the hyperlink to be removed and click the Remove button.

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Confirm the removal by clicking the Ok button.

Closing Hyperlinks

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Click the Close button to close the Hyperlinks list.

Text Blocks

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Text blocks can be added to your Software or Form layouts.

Click the Text button.

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A list of all Text Blocks will be shown.

Adding a new Text Block

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Click the Add button to add a new Text Block.

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Window – the Text Block can be added to either the Software layout or the Form layout.

Type in the text you want to display and click the Ok button when finished.

Opening an Existing Text Block

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Select the Text Block and click the Open button.

Or double click the desired record.

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Click the Ok button to save any changes made.

Removing a Text Block

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Select the Text Block to remove and click the Remove button.

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Confirm removal by clicking the OK button.

Closing the Text Blocks

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Click the Close button to close the Text Blocks list.

Browsers

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Browsers are controls that display a website within your layout.

Click the Browser button to show all browser within your branding project.

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Adding a Browser

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Click the Add button to add a new Browser.

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Url – the url that will be shown within the browser.

Window – the browser will be added to either the Software layout or the Form layout.

Click Ok to save changes.

Opening a Existing Browser

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Select the browser you want to open and click the Open button.

Or double click the desired browser record.

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Edit the browser and click Ok to save any changes.

Removing a Browser

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Select the desired browser to remove and click the Remove button.

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Confirm removal by clicking the OK button.

Closing the Browser Window

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Click the Close button to close the Browser list window.