>I'm developing a DB-Application for archive-purpose using Delphi 1.0 and
>Paradox-tables. The application will be run from a CD. One of the features
>of the application is to create SQL-Queries at runtime, so I need TTable-
>Is there any way for using the program directly from CD (which in fact was
>the main reason to do it with Delphi insted of Visual Basic) without having
>to run a SETUP first ? Is there a good way to access Paradox-tables
You could probably come up with something. At the same time, however, I
notice that nearly all CD-ware has a setup process that is to be run the first
time, and I would suggest that this is the best approach. There is almost
always *some* amount of machine-specific customization that needs to be done
at install time, not just for BDE.
Most of the main-line installers (I heartily recommend Wise) employ the
necessary logic to do whatever setup your application may require. And I
don't think your users will object to running it.