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Dia - Virtual Application Layer Definition Package

Created: 05 Sep 2011 • Updated: 06 May 2013
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The Dia Layer Definition File (LDF) package provides a mechanism for customers of Symantec Workspace Virtualization to create the Virtual Application Layer without the need to capture the installation. Dia is a "Visio-like" tool for building flowchart diagrams.


- Symantec Workspace Virtualization v6.4 SP7 or greater
- Symantec Workspace Virtualization Layer Definition Tool. Download.


The steps for creating the Dia virtual application layer are as follows:

1. Extract the download that accompanies this article to your desktop (<VirtualApp><AppVersion> - where <VirtualApp> is the name of the virtual application, <AppVersion> is the version of the application and -x.x.x.x is the LDF version).
2. Double-Click the extracted .EXE (<VirtualApp>-x.x.x.x.EXE is a self-extracting zip). This will invoke swvldf.exe (Layer Definition Tool) with the proper parameters to create the Virtual Application Layer.


This LDF package is based on the "Portable Apps" version of WinPenguins. The LDF package does not contain any Dia files, it contains a definition of all the files required to build a virtual application package. The portable structure is in no way required to virtualize this application. Use of the PortableApps files is convenient because the file download is reliable and the application structure complies with a well-known structure which facilities the creation of shortcuts using the LDF.