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ralphster
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Creating custom install shield dialogs

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I am using InstallShield 2016. I need to create a custom installshield dialog box that prompts the user for three different inputs. A server name, a folder on the server, and a file name.

In installShield I can easily created dialog boxesin the designer, and add controls to it such as text boxes and buttons. What I don't know is how to selectively display the dialog box during the installation process, and how to save the information entered, so that it can later be passed off to a custom action for an .exe file or vb script. Can someone point me to some documentation or learning resources to help me out? I need expert help from someone who has done this before. Also which project type is best for this? (InstallScript Object Project, InstallScrip MSI Project etc.)

 

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ralphster
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Re: Creating custom install shield dialogs

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Thank you for your help Banna_k.

The first three links you gave me are a great help, as I am creating a project of type "InstallScript MSI Project" .

I noticed that the first link is to a page for InstallShield 2019, and the second link is for InstallShield 2012. I went to the help page, and can't see any type of tutorial for 2019 that would walk me through creating a custom dialog, along with a .rul script to process the custom dialog box. Do you know of any such tutorial that is available for me to follow? 

 

The resources you gave me are great, but I kind of have to piece concepts together. It would be nice if there were a specific turorial for Installshield 2016 I could follow for building and processing a custom installshield dialog.

 

 See the below links for how to create and process the custom dialog in Installscript and InstallScript MSI projects:

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_CreateStandardDlgEd.h...

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_ImplementStandard.htm...

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_AddInstallScript.htm

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ralphster
Flexera beginner

Re: Creating custom install shield dialogs

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Thank you for your help Banna_k.

The first three links you gave me are a great help, as I am creating a project of type "InstallScript MSI Project" .

I noticed that the first link is to a page for InstallShield 2019, and the second link is for InstallShield 2012. I went to the help page, and can't see any type of tutorial for 2019 that would walk me through creating a custom dialog, along with a .rul script to process the custom dialog box. Do you know of any such tutorial that is available for me to follow? 

 

The resources you gave me are great, but I kind of have to piece concepts together. It would be nice if there were a specific turorial for Installshield 2016 I could follow for building and processing a custom installshield dialog.

 

 See the below links for how to create and process the custom dialog in Installscript and InstallScript MSI projects:

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_CreateStandardDlgEd.h...

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_ImplementStandard.htm...

https://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield25helplib/helplibrary/Dialogs_AddInstallScript.htm

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ralphster
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Re: Creating custom install shield dialogs

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I really appreciate it, thank you.

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