When a user visits the page that contains Image Uploader, it is automatically downloaded and installed. This process is discussed below.

Internet Explorer on Windows

Depending on Internet Explorer settings, the Information Bar can be displayed.

Installation in Internet Explorer 8

A user should click on the Information Bar and select Install This Add-on or Run Add-on from the dropdown menu.

Information bar for add-on installation in Internet Explorer 8

Then a user should click Install in the add-on installation dialog.

Add-on installation dialog in Internet Explorer 8

By default, Internet Explorer settings allow automatic installation of add-ons (with security dialog). However, sometimes automatic installation is disabled. Usually it happens in corporate networks if the security policy of the company does not allow it. The following two sections tells how users with such security settings can install Image Uploader.

Once Image Uploader is installed, it will not be downloaded again. If you need to update it (e.g. when deploying a new version), find instructions in the Upgrading Minor Versions topic.

Installing Image Uploader ActiveX on x86 Platform Manually

Firstly, you can provide users with a standalone installer (ImageUploaderRedistributable.msi). It can be downloaded from the following location:

http://www.aurigma.com/downloads/upload-suite

Alternatively, they can download the /Scripts/ImageUploader7.cab from your site and register Image Uploader manually by extracting the OCX file from ImageUploader7.cab and running regsvr32 utility for this file:

regsvr32 ImageUploader7.ocx

Installing Image Uploader ActiveX on x64 Platform Manually

For installing 64-bit version you can provide users with standalone installers (ImageUploaderRedistributable.msi and ImageUploaderRedistributable_x64.msi). They can be downloaded from the following location:

http://www.aurigma.com/downloads/upload-suite

Note

On x64 platform both installers should be run.

Alternatively, users can download the /Scripts/ImageUploader7.cab and /Scripts/ImageUploader7_x64.cab from your site and register Image Uploader manually by extracting the OCX files from ImageUploader7_x64.cab and ImageUploader7.cab and running regsvr32 utility for these files:

regsvr32 ImageUploader7.ocx

regsvr32 ImageUploader7_x64.ocx

Other Browsers and Operating Systems

If users open a page with Image Uploader in one of the other supported browsers, they should make sure that Sun Java Runtime Environment (Sun JRE) 1.5 or later is installed. If so, Image Uploader will be automatically downloaded and installed. Depending on the browser settings, security dialog prompting whether a user permits installation of Image Uploader may be displayed.

Users should click the Yes button (or OK depending on the client platform) to proceed with installation.

If Java applet caching is enabled on the client side and you use caching in the code (as done in all demo applications), once Image Uploader is loaded on this page, it is cached and will not be downloaded again. If you need to update it (e.g. when deploying a new version), find instructions in the Upgrading Minor Versions topic.

Image Uploader Installation Progress

Moreover, Image Uploader wrappers allow displaying special instructions helping users to download and install the add-on. This feature is called installation progress and looks like the following screenshot:

Installation Progress

Find details about this feature in the Using Image Uploader Installation Progress topic.