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07-15-2005, 11:24 AM
I have a number of CAs that execute within a UI dialog, when the 'Next' button is clicked. I would like to display a message stating what is going on...there is sometimes a sizable lag (when starting a SQL Service, for example).

Any ideas?

07-15-2005, 11:29 AM
For deferred actions, the simplest thing is to add a record to the ActionText table (using the Direct Editor view), specifying the name of the custom action and the text you want to display on the SetupProgress dialog box.

For finer control over the text displayed, your custom action can feed ticks and status text to the SetupProgress dialog box. For the general idea, perhaps see this thread: http://community.installshield.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=105165.