Tool: InstallShield Developer 7.03
Project Type: Standard
I would like to be able to display a splash screen at the start of my install. This is a very simple thing to do if you want the splash screen to be static (you just go the the "Setup Files/Billboards" section and insert a file at the appropriate node).
However, I wish to dynamically load a splash screen. In other words, I want the install to look for a file (say "splash.bmp") and display whatever image it finds there.
Is this possible?
Thanks in advance!
I believe developer does just what you want.
setup.exe will automagically display a splash-screen if one is found, otherwise it will show a bigger dialog.
Thanks for the reply. However, while it is reassuring to know that it is possible to achieve what I want to do, I am still not clear on how. How would I get setup.exe to look for a certain file and display it is a splash screen when it is executed?
Also I love the word "automagically". Is that the word that you intended to use, or merely a spelling error?
Whenever you place a setup.bmp in the root of you install, this will be used as splash. (Just build a product without a splash-screen, and place the bitmap.)
On the word automagically, it's a pretty widely accepted word. See here
As easy as that, hey? Cool. Thanks for the help!