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Progress Bar - More Detail

This is a User Interface Tips example to demonstrate how MAKEMSI can may "on the fly" changes to a standard template allowing you to accept templates from other people.

The following shows how the progress dialog (in "uisample.msi") can be modified to provide a second level of progress information. I have had to do similar to InstallShield msis where their progress dialog was called "SetupProgress".

A second control is placed under the progress bar and will show files being installed removed etc. It will also show anything your custom action might generate with the "CaDebug" function.

<$Table "Control">
#(
   ;--- Add the progress control for the 2nd line ---------------------------
   <$Row
            Dialog_="ProgressDlg"
            Control="ActionData"
               Type="Text"
           Property=""
                  X="35"
                  Y="130"
              Width="300"
             Height="90"
        *Attributes="msidbControlAttributesNoPrefix or msidbControlAttributesVisible or msidbControlAttributesEnabled"
               Text=""
       Control_Next=""
               Help=""
   >
#)
<$/Table>
<$Table "EventMapping">
#(
   ;--- Map the event to the control ----------------------------------------
   <$Row
         Dialog_="ProgressDlg"
        Control_="ActionData"
           Event="ActionData"
       Attribute="Text"
   >
#)
<$/Table>


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