View Full Version : Cannot delete radio buttons from a dialog

06-07-2005, 03:40 PM
I'd like to modify the MaintenanceType dialog to remove the 'modify' option (leaving only repair/remove options). However, I'm not able to delete the radio buttons (or the radio group).

* Selecting a single radio button and hitting delete does nothing.
* Slecting the group and hitting delete does nothing.
* Selecting all 3 radio buttons and hitting delete brings up a warning dialog ("Deleting these controls will also delete their associated conditions and actions"), but choosing to proceed does nothing.

At this point, I'm planning to just build a new dialog, but I thought I'd see if anyone knows if it's possible to delete a radio button from a group.

Using IS 11 pro (still in trial period)

Tim Owers
06-08-2005, 03:00 AM
Use the Direct Editor. Go to the Control table, sort by the Dialog_ column, scroll down to the dialog in question and delete the RadioGroup entry. Go back to the dialog and you'll get a warning about the tab sequence being incorrect but thats just a matter of manually going through each control and resetting the tab order.

09-12-2005, 04:35 PM
Do you know of a way to delete just one of the radio button from the radio button group? Selecting delete from one of the radio buttons does nothing it seems.


Tim Owers
09-20-2005, 06:31 AM
That's what the previous posts were about. Delete the entire group and re-create a new group but with just the buttons you need.

01-11-2006, 10:26 AM
Just ran into that problem as well;

So let me get this straight:
To delete a single radio button I have to:
1. Find the Radio Group in the MSI table
2. Delete the whole group
3. Re- create all buttons that I had already created
4. Go through EVERY control of my dialog and correct the tab order

Oh, is it THAT easy?
Who would then want to delete the radio button by pressing 'delete'
on the keyboard or by selecting 'Delete' from the drop down menu??

Seriously, here's to the IS development:
If we would deliver such a buggy product, we would not exist anymore.
The dialog editor is a pain to use, actually it is UNUSABLE!;
The above one is not the only serious bug that makes it a pain to create or edit dialogs.

Guess we'll have to switch to WISE some time...

Sorry, had to write my anger off...
Hope, somebody of Installshield reads this...