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    Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    I have a scenario where i want to show/hide application icon depending upon user's will.

    I have made two sis files for this for example A.sis and B.sis.
    A.sis is main application it does not include registration file in sis package.

    B.sis only contain A_reg file.

    I could show/hide icon on installation/uninstallation of B.sis (manually).

    But i couldnt install A.sis I guess because it does not contain A_registration file.

    Please help me. How can i achieve this mean i want run A.sis without icon and if user selects show icon will install B.sis from A.sis.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    hmmm, so you actually know already the answer, thus why to ask ? .. i.e. you could have the registration resource file in separate sis file, which you could insyall/uninstall to handle the icon visibility.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    1. Problem is A.sis do not include registration file so when i try to install and run that A.sis system error occurs.

    2. If i include registration file in A.sis package and then install B.sis then update error occured.

    3. To solve this i added a third C.sis which first installs B.sis (registration file) and then A.sis and unistall B.sis to hide icon but i have to keep three sis which i donot want to.

    How can i acheive point 3 with two sis.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    when you have errors, please state excatly when you are getting them and what are you trying to do, and how you have done it (step by step), also provide the actual error note shown.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    A.sis

    ;Files to install
    ;You should change the source paths to match that of your environment
    ;<source> <destination>
    "$(EPOCROOT)Epoc32\release\$(PLATFORM)\$(TARGET)\A.exe" -"!:\sys\bin\A.exe", FR,RI
    "$(EPOCROOT)Epoc32\data\z\resource\apps\A.r01" -"!:\resource\apps\A.r01"
    "$(EPOCROOT)epoc32\data\z\resource\apps\A_aif.mif" -"!:\resource\apps\A_aif.mif"
    "$(EPOCROOT)epoc32\data\z\resource\apps\A.mbm" -"!:\resource\apps\A.mbm"


    Install A.sis -> System error occurs -> Installatoin is done even system error occurs -> But GUI does not appear as there is no icon so cannot run this application.
    Install A.sis again then install successfully and GUI is appeared

    B.sis

    If A.sis is installed then B.sis -> INstallation does not complete and update error occurs

    "$(EPOCROOT)Epoc32\data\z\private\10003a3f\apps\A_reg.r01" -"!:\private\10003a3f\import\apps\A_reg.r01"
    Last edited by waziz40; 2011-09-09 at 09:20.

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    Re: Hide/Unhide Application icon dynamically

    I'm really hoping that you have used more unique names in the files.. anyway, please first turn the english language on, so all menu's etc are in english.

    then provide a step-by-step guide on what you are doing, and then write the exact error note shown to here.

    There is no "System error" that would generally happen during installations, though your FR,FI exe should probably be added to be the last line in the pkg, just in case it would need any of the other files to work.

    Also to check the panic code for any possible crash ther, please enable the extended panic code: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Commu...ded_panic_code

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