Create Autorun CD Menu

Create Autorun CD Menu on portable media such as CD, DVD and USB Drive

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Important information for users of CDMenuPro versions 3,4 and 5


To make changing over from a previous version to version 6 as smooth as possible, we strongly recommend that you read the following information carefully.

The project folder structure
In CDMenuPro Version 6 the CDMenuPro Editor automatically creates a folder structure below the repository layer when a new project is created.

Please see the following pages for more details:


The project meta file
In version 6 the project settings and information are saved in the project meta file. This file has the following name extension ".cdmp"; the project can be started by double clicking on this file in the Editor. The project meta file is also listed in the list of recently opened documents (Windows Start - Documents). It is no longer possible to open the project file "CD_Conf.ini" in the Editor. You will need to use the import function to do this (s. below)

Importing projects from versions 3 to 5
From now on the CDMenuPro Editor can only be used to open project meta files with the following extension ".cdmp". An import feature has been created for project files belonging to versions 3 to 5 (CD_Conf.ini). Choose the following from the Editor menu bar to import a project from a previous version: "Project - Import...", you are required to add a project name and to enter the path of the CD_Conf.ini file in the import dialog window. The import function works by creating a new version of your project in the repository; the files will be copied into the new project and adapted to match the new version 6 version.

The "_CURRENTDIR_" path variable
The "_CURRENTDIR_" path variable is re-named to %CURRENTDIR% in version 6. This is done to match the usual notation system used by the Windows Operating system, which uses percentage signs to bracket all path variables. Adjustments to match this notation system are made automatically when projects are imported.

Link objects (shortcuts, links). In version 6 links to programs or documents (link objects) can be saved in a file called "LinkObj.ini"; this is optional. The advantage of this is that should links or functions be needed several times in the same project such as sound control, it is only necessary to define the function once.
You will find detailed information about this on the following page: Link objects

Reports
In version 6 and above the report files are contained in the project container in a sub-folder called "TEMP".

Improvements to the sound control
In version 6 the background sound file can be stopped and/or restarted; the sound button can be stopped or a new button sound can be started. There is also a sound on/off function.