When deploying a product with Setup Factory, sometimes you wish to add the installation path to the PATH environment variable. Although you can do that pretty easily by adding the new information to the registry, these changes do not take effect until the user logs into his Windows account again. This utility attempts to overcome this limitation.
Here is a short sample how you can use this utility, normally executed during your On Post Install event:
envKey = "System\\CurrentControlSet\\Control\\Session Manager\\Environment"; path = Registry.GetValue(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, envKey, "Path", false); if (String.Find(path, SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%"), 1, false) == -1) then -- %AppFolder% not found in the current path, so add it now path = path .. ";" .. SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%"); -- update registry Registry.SetValue(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, envKey, "Path", path, REG_EXPAND_SZ) SetupData.WriteToLogFile("Info\tNew Path=" .. path .. "\r\n", true); -- refresh the environment (execute primer file) File.Run(SessionVar.Expand("%TempLaunchFolder%\\RefreshEnvironment.exe"), "", "", SW_MINIMIZE, true); error = Application.GetLastError(); if (error ~= 0) then SetupData.WriteToLogFile("Error\tCould not execute utility!\r\n", true); end end
You would typically add the utility to the Primer Files of your project, so it would be deleted automatically when the installer finished.
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