Installation and Launching

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Installation

All WD versions require a 64-bit processor hardware and run on Windows only. Windows 8.1 or 10 Professional are recommended.

The C++ Redistributables 2017 are included in the installation package and need to be installed.

Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be downloaded and installed manually. The Download-Center provides the installers under Drivers > .Net Framework.
All WD versions require .NET Framework 3.5. In addition, WD versions 6.0.x require .Net Framework 4.5.2 or higher and WD versions 6.1.x .require Net Framework 4.8 or higher.
If you have any issues with the installer itself, you may need to update your windows installer from the Microsoft homepage.

As well, we recommend to use the newest dongle driver version (from our Download-Center) when installing the software Widget Designer or Widget Designer with unlimited web clients.
The WD Free Version does not require any dongle, neither for the installation nor for running the software.

Launching

Once WD is installed on your PC, you may launch the application from the start menu or create a shortcut on your desktop.

Another way to start the WD in a defined edition is the so called command line argument from the application. Create a shortcut of the Widget Designer .exe file (for example on your desktop). Right-click on this shortcut > Properties. On the tab "Shortcut" attach the following to the Target text field (with a space in between):
STARTWDF: free edition
STARTWD: regular edition, or leave the path as it is
STARTWDU: edition with unlimited web clients
STARTWDV. Viewer Mode

Example:
"C:\Program Files\Christie\Widget Designer 6.0.6\PB_Widget_Designer.exe" STARTWDF.
You may also use these additions with the command ApplicationStart(Filepath,Optional Commandline Arguments).

The chapter Widget Designer explains the different editions.