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    Default Determine A5 Version and Patch Level w/o Running

    Greetings,

    I know the alpha5.exe has both the base version number (eg. v8.0) and the patch level (e.g. build 1796), but I cannot figure out where I could get the System Addins level w/o running the alpha5.exe.

    Does anyone know if it is possible?

    I am trying to build a Dependency Checker for my installation package and would like to get that final value.

    Regards,
    Keith
    Last edited by KeithW; 10-17-2007 at 11:31 PM.
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    Default Re: Detemine A5 Version and Patch Level w/o Running

    Keith,

    How about.....



    A5_SYSTEM_ADDIN_VERSION()


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    Default Re: Detemine A5 Version and Patch Level w/o Running

    Don't know if it is suitable for your needs but there is registry key named SystemAddins under the Alpha Five 8.0 key.
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    Default Re: Detemine A5 Version and Patch Level w/o Running

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeC View Post
    Keith,

    How about.....

    A5_SYSTEM_ADDIN_VERSION()

    :)
    Mike,

    Thanx, I do know about that xbasic command, however, that would involve running A5 to get that info.

    I'm looking for a way that a 3rd party tool could determine based on the files placed on the filesystem without (w/o) running A5.

    Regards,
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    Default Re: Detemine A5 Version and Patch Level w/o Running

    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Kiebert View Post
    Don't know if it is suitable for your needs but there is registry key named SystemAddins under the Alpha Five 8.0 key.
    Tim,

    Thanx for the thoughts, my guess is that would ONLY be there if you either run A5 -or- use their installer.

    In trying to package up my product, I trying to be able to verify what I put on a users system without A5 ever having being run, and using my own install process. My concern is to be accurate without having to rely on changing a value in the installation build to match the files on the filesystem, which may be the only way to accomplish what I desire, just hoping otherwise.

    Thanx,
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