SJB: mentalinc: re last nights issue with user read/write access to the exe directory. Do you think it would make more sense to have the default output directory somewhere else. It's a bit non-standard to put the data into the exe directory anyway.
Can you PM me your email address and I will try to send my project file to you tonight or tomorrow.
The user needs to be provided the instructions I linked on my website (happy for you to steal it from there).
The "detection" i use in my app defines where the file is output (based on the PVR software the user is using)
Mediaportal for example needs to be named tvguide.xml and be put into a specific folder. Once the folder permissions are setup based on my website link, or if possible using the .msi install there will not be any issues with UAC in vista or 7.
I think by default having it go to the same folder the .exe in is correct.
When I use it I will extract the app to the dvbviewer folder per my guide here http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/dvbviewer.html
but basically its setting the Output: in the .ini file or during runtime to determine where the .xml should go.