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This section will only document a small fraction of the configuration options, and I mainly update this section as I find options I wish to change or people request configuration help in particular areas.

While almost (all?) commands have some sort of configuration but not all are (currently) documented (or at least displayed/listed) along with the commands documentation. You should look through the header files (mainly for "#define?" commands) and specifically the "DEPT.MMH" and "COMPANY.MMH" files. Also please see the "options for commands" section of the manual.

My personal branding and configuration file (for MSI creation) is "DENNIS.MMH", I recommend that you have a look at this plus the much simpler "ME.MMH" example.

Specific "configuration" pages are:

  1. Add/Remove Applet or Software Explorer
  2. Compile options
  3. Configuration Header Files
  4. Environment Variables
  5. HTML Report
  6. Logging Directories
  7. Macro Configuration
  8. MSI Build Numbers
  9. Processing Mode
  10. Enable Platform Definition Creation
  11. Enable Sample Collection
  12. Build Error Templates
  13. Upgrade Code Validation
  14. Version File Based Launch Conditions
  15. XML Version File
  16. Zip Source and Add to MSI

There is in some cases a very fine line between a "tip" and a "configurable item" so I'd recommend checking the tips section out very carefully as well, some specific examples are:

  1. Launch Conditions
  2. User Interface Tips (licence and "Files In Use" Dialogs plus heaps more).


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