View Full Version : Simulating a Dialog In IS

07-21-2008, 09:33 AM
Is it possible to simulate the Dialog presented in the attached "png" file? This Dialog is from the SQL Server 2008 installation that runs a "Rules" check. I would like to use a dialog similar to this to check our Rules and I would like to be able to have a list box with icons in the left most column and change the icon based on the result of a fired rule.

Can this be done with the standard Dialog components supplied in IS 2009?

If not, then what would be the best way to replicated this type of behavior.


07-22-2008, 01:09 PM
There wouldn't be any built-in functionality in InstallShield to create a dialog like the attached screenshot. At best, you might be able to use a highly customized InstallScript project and dialog to accomplish this. Unfortunately, achieving this type of functionality, even with InstallScript, would likely be a rather complex venture.

An alternate approach from InstallScript would be to create a custom setup bootstrapper that is a Windows Installer external UI handler (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa370053.aspx). Since you would have control over all aspects of the UI, this could be a simpler solution than using an InstallScript project. From InstallShield you could build a Basic MSI project, and the custom bootstrapper can launch its UI and the MSI package as needed.