Packaging a Cab File

How would I go about packaging a cab file. It is an Active X Controller.

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Posted by: dunnpy 13 years ago
Red Belt

It's not clear what you are trying to do.

If you are using Wise you could snapshot the installation, to monitor the changes the installation makes.

A cab file is a compressed file format - similar to a .zip or .rar file, so it can be extracted to gain access to the files contained.

If you could post details of the product/program you are trying to package then the board may be able to assist further.


Posted by: dpolishsensation 13 years ago
Blue Belt
It's an Active X Control for a stock ticker. The cab file was downloaded from:


Here are the files that are extracted from the cab file:


I'm still learning software packaging and so far have only taken snapshots for exe's and built transforms for MSI's. I'm not sure where to start with this one :)

Thanks for your quick response!
Posted by: dunnpy 13 years ago
Red Belt

Have a look at:


Which appears to be related to your ticker download.

There is a link in that document on how to include the ticker in a page, including sample code:

The code on the site initiates a download and an installation of the ticker.cab file.

As you already know what the files from the .cab file are called, you can then see where the files are placed after the installation. You can either do this manually, or with a snap shot of the installation.

Hope this makes sense and points you in the correct direction.


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