Hello,

Is it possible to execute a CA at Dialog Load. E.g. I want to execute a CA when Welcome Dialog loads and show the return value of that CA on Welcome Dialog. Please note that ORCA is the only tool that I have with me.
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You need to have Wise/Installshield to perform the task
Answered 05/06/2010 by: mekaywe
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You need to have Wise/Installshield to perform the taskNonsense. WPS and IS make it a damn sight easier but they're not required at all. I wouldn't like to even begin to describe the process in Orca, though. Is your employer too blind or stupid to see that the money spent on a proper tool would be saved by not having you waste time trying to figure out tables and their relationships, etc., etc.?
Answered 05/06/2010 by: VBScab
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WPS and IS make it a damn sight easier but they're not required at all.
??? Do you mean that it is possible through ORCA although tedious...!!!
Answered 05/06/2010 by: milindsm
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Of course! Any of these tools ends up editing the tables, after all, there's no magic involved. But "tedious" doesn't even come close. Good luck.
Answered 05/06/2010 by: VBScab
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Could you please brief me on this???
Answered 05/06/2010 by: milindsm
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I just re-read your original post and actually, this isn't as hard as it appears, since you can sequence the CA so that it executes before the Welcome dialog is displayed. All you need to do is populate a property and have that property "behind" whatever control is needed to display it, presumably a text box.
Answered 05/06/2010 by: VBScab
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I did something like that.... but the problem is, WelcomeDlg doesn't appear until CA has finished its work. I can display the final result but the messages in-between like pre-install compatibility check started .... in progress ...n finally ended would be missed by the user as he'll only see "ended" ....
Answered 05/06/2010 by: milindsm
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Forgive me, but why would the user care about a pre-install check? All he/she needs to know is whether he can install or not. Thus, the way I would go is to present the Welcome dialog if the check was passed or a new 'Failed' dialog if it didn't.
Answered 05/06/2010 by: VBScab
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