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Get User Input Console with Single Choice Input Method and a Default Value Set Displays a Prompt with Two Colons on the End

Get User Input Console with Single Choice Input Method and a Default Value Set Displays a Prompt with Two Colons on the End

Summary

Get User Input Console with Single Choice Input Method and a Default Value Set Displays a Prompt with Two Colons on the End.

Symptoms

When using a Get User Input Console with the Single Choice Input Method and having a default value set, a console mode install will display a string that contains an extra colon:
ENTER THE NUMBER FOR YOUR CHOICE, OR PRESS <ENTER> TO ACCEPT THE DEFAULT::

Cause

This problem has been reproduced and determined to be an issue in our software. This issue has been submitted to our Engineering team as Issue# IOA-000054227. Our Engineering team is investigating this issue, but at this moment, there is no estimated time frame for when it will be fixed.

Steps To Reproduce

  1. Create a project and enable "Console" mode under the Allowable UI Modes setting
  2. Add a "Console: Get User Input" action and set the Input Method to "Single Choice"
  3. Add an input item and configure it to have a default value selected
  4. Build and run the installer
  5. Navigate to the Get User Input console and notice the prompt has an extra colon at the end of the string

Workaround

You should be able to correct this issue by modifying the custom locale file for the specific locale (ex. custom_en for English), present at <IA_HOME>\resource\i18nresources directory. Specifically, search for the following property in the file:

GetUserInputConsole.singlePromptWithDefaults

Make sure InstallAnywhere is closed, remove the colon at the end of the string, and then re-build your installer. We suggest making a backup copy of the file before making any changes. Also, please note that the change you make in the file will affect all the projects you create with that version of InstallAnywhere.
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