Suguna
Level 3

Custom Dialog

Hi,

Is it possible to design the custom dialog in the following manner.

All the steps in left side and process for each step in right side ( similar as SQL Server Installation Step, Attached the image)

Please give your suggestions.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,
Suguna
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chad_petersen
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That likely isn't a custom dialog - that is likely an external UI. The external UI can watch for the messages and update the UI accordingly.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa370384(v=vs.85).aspx

Most of the Microsoft products these days are not using InstallShield, but are using their own freeware product called WiX. Have you looked into it?

http://wixtoolset.org/

In there you can find a tool called Burn that lets a person author a bootstrapper or Bundle as they call it.

http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/bundle/

Since an MSI is just a Database at heart, XML works great for an authoring language for MSI.

Chad






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Suguna
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Thanks for the Information Chad
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