How to load a MapBasic tool for all users in MapInfo Professional

When you register a MapBasic application it is only registered for the current user. If you have a number of users accessing the same machine you will need to register the tool for each user.


Save a startup.wor file to the installation directory with a "Run Application" command pointing to the MapBasic application you wish to load. This will then be loaded on start up, full steps below:
  1. Open MapInfo Pro leave it empty
  2. File > Save Workspace As and save it as Startup.wor
  3. Close MapInfo Pro
  4. Open Startup.wor in a text editor
  5. Add a statement to invoke the tool you desire, for example: Run Application ApplicationDirectory$() + "Tools\autolbl.MBX"
  6. Save the WOR and copy it to the MapInfo Pro install directory (for example: C:\Program Files\MapInfo\Professional\)
  7. Open MapInfo Pro again and the tool will be loaded and ready for use for all users
Environment Details
UPDATED:  April 21, 2017