Installshield 2012 - Conditional statement - Showing a text string only if a specific folder exists

Hi all,

Got a quick question here. Trying to rewrite an Installshield 2012 installation package, and I've hit a dead end.

Here's the situation: At the end of the dialogs, the wizard will show a summary of all the options the customer has chosen, and I have a bunch of text strings that should or shouldn't show up, depending on the options that were chosen.

A few of those strings should only be shown if a specific folder (being the INSTALLDIR) is present on the customer'S computer.

How would I go about creating the control's condition for that ?


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Answers (2)

Posted by: deliveryboy 7 years ago
Orange Senior Belt
This can be achieved as follows:

Create a System Search that looks for the folder, configure this to store the value in a property. 
Do not define the property in the property table as your condition on the control is decided by whether the property gets set at runtime or not.
In the dialog view -> set the Visible property to false.
In the dialog view -> behaviour -> conditions -> Add a Show action and set the condition to be the name of the property from earlier.

If the folder exists the control is displayed otherwise is hidden.

Posted by: anonymous_9363 7 years ago
Red Belt
I've never done it but perhaps you could use the 'Installed State' of the component containing the creation of the INSTALLDIR component. See here for details.

  • I've tried that and for some reason it didn't work.
    Oh well, since it took forever for my IT Ninja account to be approved, I found another way. Not the most orthodox way of doing so, but I basically cloned my main summary dialog twice, edited the text strings and everything, and in the previous dialog, created some NewDialog events to send the user to a specific summary dialog, depending on what component was chosen.
    Again, not the most orthodox way, but it works hehe - AlexPilon90 7 years ago

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