Preparing for Runtime

Use the Prepare for Runtime option on the Connection menu to prepare your application for runtime. After preparing for runtime, you must save your book.


See Distributing Your Application for a list of Media Connection files you should include with your installation.


The Prepare for Runtime tool will:


  1. Indicate the read setting. If you want to use Media Connection at runtime, the read setting should be set to either database or properties. Otherwise it should be Off.


  2. Indicate what the default source is. You should verify that this corresponds to the media your book is saved with.


  3. Indicate what the current source is and (optionally) clear it. We recommend clearing the current source before delivery. This insures that TB Connection will set the current source to the default source when the book first opens.


  4. Allow you to clear existing HDMediaPath and CDMediaPath book properties. Clip paths you've specified through Media Connection will be added to those in the HDMediaPath and CDMediaPath book properties (as these properties are when you save the book). So paths in the HDMediaPath and CDMediaPath book properties will be used for every source, and unique source-specific paths are added at runtime based on the current source. Only if all clip paths are source-specific and you have defined them through Media Connection's Edit Paths tool should you clear the HDMediaPath and CDMediaPath properties.


  5. Notify you if you've set Media Connection to always populate on startup. If you have not set this feature you will not see this notification.


  6. Turn off TBC Author Mode. This will remove the developer system books, the Connection menu, and the tool palette.