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"Hint Text in Edit Control" in InstallScript MSI Project

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Synopsis: Though there is no built-in tooltip support for InstallScript or InstallScript MSI projects, the project can be customized by writing tooltip functionality as described in the official Microsoft documentation at this link:https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/controls/create-a-tooltip-for-a-control...
by Revenera vjayaraman Revenera

Displaying a File Open Browse Dialog in a Basic MSI project

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SummaryThis article discusses how to display a file open / browse dialog in a Basic MSI project.SynopsisThis article discusses how to display a file open / browse dialog in a Basic MSI project.DiscussionLaunching a File Open / Browse Dialog This inf...
by Revenera Flexera_Ian Revenera

Setting INSTALLDIR Based on a System Search and Install a Product to an Existing Destination

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SummaryThis article explains how to locate an existing installation, another product, or some other specific location on a target machine during installation and then use this location as the destination for the current install.SynopsisA common insta...
by acurry Flexera Alumni

InstallShield Triage and Preliminary Troubleshooting

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Providing the necessary information to allow a Support engineer to begin troubleshooting your issue is one of the best ways to avoid delays. This article discusses what type of information to include and how to gather it when submitting an InstallS...
by Revenera Community Admin tony_flexera Revenera Community Admin

Build Error 7141

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SummaryDiscusses the possible causes of Build Error 7141 during the build processSymptomsDuring a build, you receive the following build error: ISDEV : error -7141: An unexpected error occurred embedding file <path to setup.exe>CauseOften this buil...
by acurry Flexera Alumni

Running a Batch File from Your Setup

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SummaryThis article discusses how to launch a .bat file from a setup with Installscript.SynopsisThis article discusses how to launch a .bat file from a setup with Installscript. The article applies to Basic MSI, InstallScript and InstallScript MSI Pr...
by acurry Flexera Alumni

Couldn't Resolve Assembly By Name Microsoft.IIS.PowerShell.Framework

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SummaryPowershell custom actions fail based on modules not available.SynopsisPowershell custom actions will not work as expected if "import" statements that required DLLS need to be loaded into the process. DiscussionVerbose install logs indicate sim...
by Flexera GeorgeK Flexera