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Author Topic: Excellent Example of Update Dialog  (Read 2325 times)

tinjaw

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Excellent Example of Update Dialog
« on: November 22, 2007, 04:45:28 PM »
I have overlooked a gem until now. I discovered that AutoIt has a nifty update tool. This is the best example of an update tool to date. It tells you what you have, where you have it, what beta versions are available, a link to download any of them, an option to autorun the install, and more. When I add such functionality to my software, I am going to use this as the model.

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Ralf Maximus

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Re: Excellent Example of Update Dialog
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2007, 04:59:47 PM »
That is incredibly cool!  It's defintely something I myself will aspire to.

Is it a home-grown component unique to Auto-It?

Cautionary tale: I added an "automatic update from internet" feature to my flagship software, and users complained that it was too complicated.  Why?  Because I displayed what was found, what they had, where it was installed, and the download size.  :-)

Once I dumbed it down to a "Download is ready.  Install now?" prompt they were happy.

But these are not IT savvy people, so I guess the moral is tune your dialogs to the users' expectations and comfort level.

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Re: Excellent Example of Update Dialog
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2007, 05:53:41 PM »

But these are not IT savvy people, so I guess the moral is tune your dialogs to the users' expectations and comfort level.
you're right but then people who download Auto-It would want to know these things as they probably are already using the program to tinker around in Windows, tweaking and adding new features (as in new scripts).. :)