I have a suite project that uses a custom action to run an executable that generates a font cache. I currently have the custom action running the installed executable in the OnPackagesConfigured step. I want to show some kind of progress indicator to the user. The custom action is set to "wait for exit" as it needs to finish before the installer completes.


  • How can I add the custom action as part of the install progress bar? Should I create a new dialog just for this custom action?
  • Is the OnPackagesConfigured the correct step to add the custom action?
  • How do I create a progress bar that just cycles? It doesn't need to show actual progress with ticks.

If any of you can point me to an pre-existing documentation on the subject, that would be great. I couldn't find much, despite exhaustive searches.