You can Zip a file in the Run Tool by making use of the external program step and the built in archiver: TAR.exe.
We use this step to zip the Data Sync installer during the build process.
To be able to run the program you will need to add it as a step to your project. To do this click onto the
Add Step button and select
Run External Program from the list.
Enter in a name for the step and click OK.
This will then open the configuration window. To zip the file, click onto the zipped file icon to pre-fill the feilds iwth the default configuration and then edit these as you need to. Once you are done, click OK to add the step.
|Program||The external program file to be run. For this example we need
|Program Arguments||Any arguments to apply to the program. To zip a file you need
|Working Directory||The path to the directory where the program is stored. Click onto the ellipsis (
|Hidden Window||Select the checkbox to start the program in a hidden window.|
The step will then be added to the bottom of your project, move this to where you need it to be, set the run condition and save the project.