I want to add a custom dialog (e.g. Select installation type Custom, Typical, Complete, Feature Selection Dialog etc.). I do not have any tool except Orca. Is it possible to achieve this only with Orca (and of course Visual Studio 2008) ???
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Hi,

i havent added any custom dialogs using orca, but found a realted article on it, hope you find it useful.
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/vssetup/thread/157fc328-2eb1-4436-8a14-748e90599a29
Answered 02/09/2010 by: shweta_kar
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In theory you can do but you need to have a very good knowledge of the table structure in the msi. Which (no disrespect) you don't appear to have.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: timmsie
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I agree. Designing the dialog without a dialog editor will be...interesting, too. I suspect even an Orca die-hard would blanch at the prospect.

If you think you want to go ahead, name here every table that is involved in displaying a dialog. If you can't, forget using Orca.
Answered 02/09/2010 by: VBScab
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Hey Guys I could do it.... :) But I agree with you all..... Its a *PAIN*...!!! Thanks anyway...!!!
Answered 02/10/2010 by: milindsm
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milindsm as i mentioned a few times before WiX is more likely to be the tool of choice for you.

It is considerably better for SDLC packaging. With the type of questions you often post i would assume you work in a software house. If that is the case you really should get into WiX and Votive and most of your packaging woes will just dissappear. (once you learn it of course)
Answered 02/10/2010 by: jmcfadyen
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