This document walks through the process of installing the prerequisite components and the Forms Designer 6.2 application.
Installing .NET Framework 4.5.2
If you already have .NET Framework 4.5 (or newer) installed, you can skip this section.
- Go to the Microsoft .NET Framework download page.
- Click the Download button on the web page.
- Save the file locally (if prompted).
- Run NDP452-KB2901954-Web.exe. Right click and select Run as administrator.
- Select the I have read and accept the license terms option on the EULA screen.
- Click the Install button.
- Click the Finish button.
Installing Forms Designer 6.2
- Download the latest version of Forms Designer: https://fieldconnect.field2base.com/SupportWebShare/Forms_Designer_62.exe
- Run Forms_Designer_62.exe. Right click and select Run as administrator.
- Click Next on the welcome screen.
- Select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement option on the EULA screen.
- Click Next to continue.
- Click Next on the Installation Folder screen.
- Click Install on the Ready to Install screen.
- Click Finish on Installation Complete screen.
Congratulations! You should now have the Forms Designer application installed and ready for use.
Anti-Virus Software Exclusion Recommendation
Now that you have Forms Designer installed on your PC, Field2Base recommends that you take the precautionary step to exclude the Forms Designer application from your Anti-Virus scanning and any other security software that may alter the installation.
The reason we recommend the exclusion is that Field2Base protects the code of our software using a process called obfuscation (which essentially encrypts the code) and unfortunately in this day and age, malware creators will often use a similar method to make their viruses harder to combat. Anti-Virus and Security Companies will flag the same obfuscation profile of our software and it results in our software being incorrectly identified as a security threat.
Since there are so many different Anti-Virus scanners and security software out there, we cannot provide the exact steps on how to exclude the software, but from our experience, it is typically found in the Settings for the software. You will then need to exclude the following folder depending on the Operating System (OS) version:
· 32 Bit OS: C:\Program Files\Forms Designer
· 64 Bit OS: C:\Program Files (x86)\Forms Designer
Microsoft Office Access Database Engine
If you plan to use SQL Datasource Regions in your forms, an additional component is required for Forms Designer to properly display data being fed from Microsoft Access databases and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.
If you have Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 installed with the Microsoft Access product installed, then the appropriate engine should already be installed.
If you do not have Microsoft Access installed or are using Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016, then you will need to install the Microsoft Access Database Engine.
You can install this Engine by going to the following Microsoft page and following the instructions provided there: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=13255