We are using Installshield to create the setup file for the product created by our development team till now.
With Installshield themes hardly there is option to change the aligment of the bmp files but not more than that.

Like in the below splash screen we are able to change the screen to different file but can't replace it with a graphical flash kind of screen with the rightside setup prereq install progress not shown and the progress should be visible in the screen itself.


Please let me know if any other alternative if not available in Installshield.
And also can we replace the toolbars with Aero kind of theme or more flashy than the one in the below screen.
We can change the left side background but can't customize other things like file toolbars.

Our management is expecting to do these cosmetic changes, please let me know any option in installshield or any other tool and if not possible with msi, then alternative for that.
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I've never felt the need to mess with IS's look and feel. After all, who really cares what the screen looks like? Apart from your management team, that is!

Personally, I'd stick with MSI but investigate interfacing directly with the Windows Installer service using its well-documented object model. You can build custom dialogs to your heart's content, then, and just pass the relevant data to WI.

Answered 08/09/2016 by: VBScab
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  • Actually,our product got divided from its parent company and we are delivering the product to the market as the one from the new management.

    The new management wants to make the product's look and feel also good to the end users to show the existing customers that they have improved the quality much more even with Cosmetic changes.

    Instead of all the above changes, the major requirement now is to hide the prereq installation progressbar mentioned in the first screen and show its progress in the splash screen itself.Can we do this?If not through Installshield, any other alternative for this?Because the main msi anyway will start after the prereq installations completed.
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Have a look at the Billboards option in User Interface.

This will allow you to use Flash application files as well as Billboards that loop.

I've only worked on it on the training course though as my installs are always silent.

Answered 08/09/2016 by: olditguy
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  • Hi..

    How to hide the prereq install screen as shown in the first screen.
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