@IraWatt you can take a look at Crew Macros - Just Google it and you will find a bunch of them.
Thanks for the quick response @ydmuley,
I have had a look through the Crew Macros and I don't believe they use the SDK. It looks like they are all Macros installed with an Analytical App. Its a very interesting way to install macros if I understand correctly how @MarqueeCrew has achieved this?
What I am trying to find is an example of a Custom Tool using a macro back end before being packaged into a .yxi
Yes, it was.
I have created a few custom tools. Most of them are compiled into DLLs. To install them, the DLLs need to be copied into the Alteryx installation folder. The YXI installer cannot do that. So those custom tools require a custom installer.
I used the same installer process for this macro just to keep my tools consistent.
It also adds an entry into the Add/Remove Programs dialog in Windows so users can easily uninstall them. A small bonus.
Thanks is quite a cool small bonus 😄 thanks for all the information @tlarsen7572. What did you mean by the files are all the same? Is the structure of your project the same as what is required for a .yxi?