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Creating an Application Distribution

This section discusses the process of creating an application distribution that includes the files necessary to run IDL, allowing you to distribute your application to users who do not already have IDL installed.


Note
If your IDL application is intended to be run in an installation with an IDL development license, you do not need to create an IDL distribution. Simply package up your application files (either .pro files or .sav files, and any necessary data files) and distribute it to your users along with instructions describing how to install and launch the application.

Similarly, if your IDL application is intended to be run in the IDL Virtual Machine using an end user's existing IDL installation or the IDL for Windows Installation CD-ROM, you do not need to create an IDL distribution. See Distributing Virtual Machine Applications for details.

You have the following options for distributing your application:

  IDL Online Help (March 06, 2007)