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DMorisseau
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silent installs and SdShowMsg

I have an InstallScript project that I've scripted that calls SdShowMsg a number of times to let the user know about various actions happening during the installation process, such as configuration events, launching third-party setups included with the product, etc. My problem is that when I run my installer in silent mode, I lose these messages and there is no indicator to the user that anything is happening other than the hourglass on the screen and the desktop shortcuts being deployed.

Is there a way to get these messages to display in silent mode?

Dennis

(Originally in InstallShield 12 forum, but cross-posted here as well)
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Gvarma
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DMorisseau wrote:
I have an InstallScript project that I've scripted that calls SdShowMsg a number of times to let the user know about various actions happening during the installation process, such as configuration events, launching third-party setups included with the product, etc. My problem is that when I run my installer in silent mode, I lose these messages and there is no indicator to the user that anything is happening other than the hourglass on the screen and the desktop shortcuts being deployed.

Is there a way to get these messages to display in silent mode?

Dennis

(Originally in InstallShield 12 forum, but cross-posted here as well)


You got two options..

1. Whereever you are calling SdShowMsg, use inbuilt flag if (SilentMode - I think it is available for Installscript projects).

2. Build a wrapper around your installation and call SdShowMsg in the beginning and end.

HTH
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