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Detecting Arbortext versions for plugin installer

IlyaYeroshenko
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Detecting Arbortext versions for plugin installer

Hello! I'd like to create an installer for my plugin for Arbortext Editor. How can I detect installed Arbortext Editor versions?


For example, what keys should be considered in Registry?

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Hi Ilya--



I'm not sure about registry entries, but I know there is a file you can
check. If you can find install/patch.lvl in the Arbortext install
directory, it contains information about the current version.



You can also get the information from the app itself, via COM if you
want, by checking the built-in $version_number or $version_release
variables.



--Clay





Clay Helberg

Senior Consultant

TerraXML


OK,but how the Arbortext install directory can be quickly found?

The following key has information about the Editor COM type library. There
will be a subkey for each major version, with a variety of information,
including the path to the executable, where, as Clay mentioned, more
specific version information may be found.

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{2F891042-0DB4-11D3-9837-00104B3E04A0}

-Brandon 🙂


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