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Steps to Distribute a Runtime Application

To create and distribute an IDL runtime application, do the following:

  1. Create your application using an IDL development license. Test the application using the type of license you expect your end user to have.
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  3. If your application uses Callable IDL, see Distributing Callable IDL Applications for information on creating a runtime distribution.
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  5. Decide on a licensing mechanism for your application. (For an overview of licensing mechanisms, see Licensing Options for IDL Runtime Applications.) If you choose to distribute an application that will run in the free IDL Virtual Machine, see Distributing Virtual Machine Applications for information on creating a runtime distribution.
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  7. Obtain licenses for your application from IDL. See Runtime Licensing or Embedded Licensing for details.
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  9. Create an application distribution as described in Creating an Application Distribution.
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  11. Create invocation and use instructions for your application. See Starting a Runtime Application for additional information.
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  13. Create an installer, if desired, and installation instructions for your application. See Installing Your Application for additional information.

  IDL Online Help (March 06, 2007)