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01-27-2015, 09:23 AM
Hello! I have a problem a need to be able to change the language in the welcome dialog. Not in language selection dialog. Unless we can customize that specific dialog.

Is there any chance to add a combo box with all the languages and be able to choose one in the welcome dialog (default language would be English).

Another option would be to after selection item in combo box save that Language to a variable or text or something. And force quit installer.

And when the user restarts the installer it default language would be the one selected previously.

I don't know if i explained very well. if you have any question please ask.

My company really likes install shield but this limitation poses a problem.

Thank You. Have a good Day. :)

01-27-2015, 09:40 AM
You didn't mention your project type, but it sounds like you could be using a Basic MSI project. This really isn't feasible there. If this is a really important requirement, you'll find it much easier to implement in the Suite/Advanced UI project type, where you can edit the InstallationLanguage page of the wizard.

01-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Yes it was basic msi build. Ill try with the Suite/Advanced UI project type.

Thank You.

01-27-2015, 11:07 AM
Helo! Suite/Advanced UI project type was exactly what i was looking for the matter of Language Selection.

But now i have a few more questions!

Where is the registry option, the file association option and when i add a new package cant i add a DLL file unless its zipped?

Thank You Again, have a good day.

01-28-2015, 10:56 AM
The Suite/Advanced UI project is designed to install packages, not individual registry keys and files. You can use the Suite to provide a common, editable user interface on top of one or more Windows Installer, InstallScript, or even EXE packages. So instead of adding registry items to the Suite, add your existing .msi file. There's a lot more information in the help (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield21helplib/installshield21helplib.htm#StartTopic=helplibrary/SuiteProjects.htm) as well as the InstallTalk blog.

01-28-2015, 12:32 PM
Ok ill check it out! Thank you again. :)