Compiling a App for Distribution
A typical VisualNEO for Windows publication contains text, images, animation, sound, video and other elements. These elements may be separate files stored in various locations on your computer. Before you can begin distributing your finished publication, you will need to package all of these elements into a stand-alone executable application. This final step in the process is called compiling.
VisualNEO for Windows’s Compiler is capable of producing finished applications in four different formats. These include:
- Windows Standard Application (EXE)
- Windows Screen Saver (SCR)
- Windows System Tray Application (EXE)
- Web Browser Plug-In/ActiveX Control (OCX)
Each of these formats has advantages and disadvantages. Most VisualNEO for Windows publications are compiled as Windows applications (exe). A publication compiled to this format will generally look and behave like a traditional Windows-based program. In most cases, it will appear inside a window with a border and a title bar.
Most publications also can be compiled as screen savers, system tray applications or web browser plug-ins. However, these types of publications tend to be slightly more complex and require an understanding of Windows in order to achieve the best results.