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Pilgrim

How to change the defualt STATUSEX message box?

Hi Friends,

I am new to install shield (using version 14). Please help me in editing the defualt dialog box STATUSEX. This dialog box doesnt even appear in the dialogs section.

Thanks,

nitinj
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Re: How to change the defualt STATUSEX message box?

I'd also like assistance with this. Specifically, I have a requirement to remove the "Setup Status" text in the upper left corner, and I'd like to access the Sd dialog code.
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Re: How to change the defualt STATUSEX message box?

Well, I got this to work. I exported dialog resource 10305 from Redist\0409\i386\Skins\_IsRes.dll to an .RC (text resource) file. Then I added code to my build automation to replace text in that file and import the resource back into a copy of _IsRes.dll, which is then included in the built installer.

It seems a very hackish way of getting this done, especially now that (as compared to earlier versions) InstallShield includes direct editing of most dialog layouts and Sd dialog code for many dialogs.
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Re: How to change the defualt STATUSEX message box?

AndrewRich wrote:
Well, I got this to work. I exported dialog resource 10305 from Redist\0409\i386\Skins\_IsRes.dll to an .RC (text resource) file. Then I added code to my build automation to replace text in that file and import the resource back into a copy of _IsRes.dll, which is then included in the built installer.


In IS 2008, InstallShield has compressed the _IsRes.dll (and other DLL/EXE files) with PECompact2, an executable compressor that has the side effect (?) of rendering resource hacking tools useless. I'm working on a way around this and will update this post when I find it.
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