MattFielder
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Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:57 pm

I imported an MSI project and have a couple of dialogs that are showing up in the "Unused Dialogs" tree node. These need to be in the installer. How do i go about moving them from the "Unused Dialogs" to "First Time Install"? I'm new to AI, so i'm sure this is a simple thing I'm just not seeing - don't see a property anyplace, drag/drop doesn't handle it, right click and add dialog doesn't show the ones i need in the list and I can't find anything in the help file about how to move them.

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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:45 am

Hi Matt,

Just right click in the First Time Install tree and select "Add Dialog", then from the new dialog that appears go to "Project" tab and you will see your dialogs.

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Bogdan
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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:01 am

Unfortunatley the project tab has no items in it - see attached screenshot.
Details that may or may not be of value:
1: PrepareDlg is selected when I choose "Add Dialog" from the right click menu (I tried several selections in first time install node)
2: The two dialogs I know for a fact i'll need that are in the Unused Dialog are "EulaForm" and "Custom2Buttons"
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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:35 am

Hi,

I am not sure why this is happening. Can you please send us the aip file to support at advancedinstaller dot com so we can investigate it?

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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:41 am

I just sent you the aip file - thanks for looking into it.

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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:12 am

Hi

The problem is the buttons "Next" and "Back" don't have the names expected by Advanced Installer. All you need to do it so select the two buttons, on the dialogs you are interest in, and edit their names in the right side pane. The correct names are "Back", respectively "Next". The current names, incorrect ones, are "PreviousButton" and "NextButton".

After changing the names the dialogs should be visible in the tab I mentioned previously.

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Re: Imported MSI - some dialogs "unused"

Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:25 pm

That worked perfectly. Thank you very much.

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