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HTML Resource Compiler

Release: 1.2.1
Date: 20 February 2014
O/S: Windows 2000 and later

Installation and Removal

Install / Uninstall privileges
Ensure that you have administrator privileges otherwise the installation can fail. On Windows Vista or later the system will prompt, if necessary, for an administrator password. It will also elevate the process.


If you have HTML Resource Compiler 1.1 or earlier you should uninstall it using the Programs and Features, (a.k.a Add / Remove Programs) control panel applet before installing the current version. The uninstaller will leave two files behind in the installation folder – InstallLib.dll and UnInstall.exe. You should delete these files manually.

The following is a step by step guide to installing the program.

  1. The program is distributed in a zip archive which contains two files – ReadMe.txt and HTMLRes-Setup-x.x.x.exe, where x.x.x. is the program's version number. Extract both files from the archive.
  2. ReadMe.txt contains installation instructions and other relevant information. You should read this file before proceeding.
  3. HTMLRes-Setup-x.x.x.exe is the installation program. Double-click it to begin the installation. The installer is a standard wizard-style Windows installer. Follow the instructions in the wizard. You must accept the program's license to proceed. Once the license is accepted you can configure the installation directory and the program group name. Once the installation has completed you have the option to display the user guide and/or license.

The installer installs the main program along with documentation and some demonstration code that illustrates how to use the compiler.

File manifest

After the installation is complete the following files will appear in the HTMLRes install folder:

  • HTMLRes.exe – the HTML resource compiler.
  • Demo\ sub folder – contains the following demo files:
    • arrow.gif – GIF file displayed on index.html.
    • Demo.hmfst – manifest file listing all demo files to be compiled by HTMLRes.
    • DemoReadMem.txt – ReadMe file for demo code. Please read before using the demo code.
    • HTMLLib.dpr – Delphi project file for a resource only DLL.
    • index.html – main demo HTML page.
    • page2.html – secindary demo HTML page.
    • style.css – demo style sheet used by HTML pages.
  • Docs\ sub folder – contains program documentation:
    • ChangeLog.txt – the program's update history.
    • License.txt – the program's license.
    • ReadMe.txt – contains important install and other information.
    • UserGuide.pdf – a guide to using the program and the demo code.
  • Uninstall sub folder – contains files required by the uninstaller.


To uninstall HTMLRes open the Windows Control Panel and start the Programs and Features (a.k. Add / Remove Programs) applet. Select DelphiDabbler HTML Resource Compiler v1.x.x from the list of installed applications, where x.x is the minor version number, and click the Remove (or Uninstall) button. The uninstall program will now check if you want to go ahead with the process. Accept this prompt to continue with the uninstall.

The uninstaller deletes any registry entries that were created by the installer.