I have completed the installer and wow it was nice to
install vvvv for a change :) What was especially cool
was the fact that the insaller recognized vvvv unstaller
as an application so It showed up in the vvvv applications
menu as well. This gives the user the option to uninstall
file assosiations with-out unstalling vvvv as expected.
The objective to creating the more formal installation was
twofold. By creating the insaller I could then have the system
see vvvv an application the the systems tool could work with
for instance file associations. Also it could now be
selected from the “select an application” and of course the
My experiment failed and succeeded as mentioned above VVVV
was now a system recognized application ( meaning I could
select it from various XP dialog boxes ect ), yet even after
I could finally select in in file assosciations and made a
assocsiation between vvvv and the AddFlow3.ocx lib it made
no differece :( Max is still also associated with the lib
and the 3dsmax version is at version 4 = AddFlow4.ocx the
company that produces addflow is currently at version 5.
I have checked my system registery and there are about 8 to
10 references to the addflo lib in my registery. so I will
see if the company that makes the library, Lassalle Technologies be can of some help as well. Just checked there
website quote from the addflow website referece page
- Is it compatible with the ActiveX version?
AddFlow for .NET is NOT compatible with the current ActiveX version. For instance, if you are porting an application from VB6, you will have to review almost all the code that uses AddFlow (however this is just a matter of a few hours).
If you need a strict compatibility, you can use the current ActiveX version (5.4) as a COM component in a .NET application. However we encourage you to use the .NET version which is far more powerful and easier to use.
Meaning = if 3Dstmax is using the .Net version of addflow
Im screwed, Unless I have two operating systems to
keep them apart. Anyway just thought this info might be
of some help to others as well.