I am developing an installer for a Windows application. Currently I am using WIX to generate an MSI installer, and everything looks good.

Now there are new requirements which require the installer must be smart enough to support some customised UI and logic. Basically, the installer must allow users to key in some server address, and it will connect to that server to load some information, do some data processsing, finally generate and install some text files to the machine (on top of the predefined components).

I want to ask if WIX can provide such a extended GUI and logic to its own existing installing flow? From what I research it seems not to be possible. I probably miss something here though.

I wonder if InstallShield can provide such a customised GUI and flow to satisfy my requirements?

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Use VBScript InputBox function in custom action

Answered 08/22/2012 by: jagadeish
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Create Public properties of all those entries, ask the user for these entries using VBScript and pass them as a parameter to MSI while installation.

Answered 08/23/2012 by: piyushnasa
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