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Upgrading from Visual Build Pro 9

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Existing projects created in Visual Build Pro v4 and later can be loaded by Visual Build Pro v10.  Projects saved in the new version will not load or build correctly in earlier versions.

 

Visual Build Pro version 10 can be installed side-by-side with previous versions.  The default installation path is C:\Program Files\VisBuildPro10 rather than C:\Program Files\VisBuildPro9. Scheduled tasks, command (.cmd) scripts, batch (.bat) files, and Windows shortcuts that specify a full path for launching Visual Build will need to be adjusted for the new installation path (operations that do not specify a path [i.e., start VisBuildPro, double-clicking a .bld file, etc.] will launch the most recently installed version of Visual Build Pro).

 

The default application data folder is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 10 rather than C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 9.  During installation, any configuration files in the version 7 thru 9 application data folder or install path will be copied to the version 10 folder.  Also, the registry key to override the default application data path is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 10\ConfigFilesPath rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 9\ConfigFilesPath.

 

All Visual Build COM components, type libraries, ProgIDs, and interface GUIDs are different in version 10. User action components will need to be updated to reference the Visual Build Professional 10 Server type library and recompiled in order to work with version 10. Script code that uses ProgIDs of "VisBuildSvr8.Application" and/or "VisBuildSvr8.Builder" will need to be modified to use "VisBuildSvr10.Application" and/or "VisBuildSvr10.Builder" instead (or the version-independent ProgIds "VisBuildSvr.Application" and "VisBuildSvr.Builder").

 

Actions are now registered under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 10\Actions rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 9\Actions.  The COM Register action in version 10 registers actions at this location.

 

Custom logging components are now registered under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 10\Logging rather than HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Kinook Software\Visual Build Professional 9\Logging.