Custom Dialog

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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Posted by: timmsie 13 years ago
Fourth Degree Brown Belt
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.
Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
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.
Posted by: shweta_kar 13 years ago
Blue Belt

i havent added any custom dialogs using orca, but found a realted article on it, hope you find it useful.
Posted by: milindsm 13 years ago
Blue Belt
Hey Guys I could do it.... :) But I agree with you all..... Its a *PAIN*...!!! Thanks anyway...!!!
Posted by: jmcfadyen 13 years ago
5th Degree Black Belt
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)
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