Export (0) Print
Expand All
1 out of 3 rated this helpful - Rate this topic

Using an Embedded UI

A custom user interface can be embedded within the Windows Installer package.

The DLL file containing the custom UI, and any resource files used by the custom UI, should be listed in the MsiEmbeddedUI table. For example, this MsiEmbeddedUI table contains a row for the DLL file containing the embedded UI and a row for a bitmap file used by the UI.

MsiEmbeddedUIFileNameAttributesMessageFilterData
EmbeddedUIembedui.dll3201359327[Binary Data]
CustomBitmapcustom.bmp0[Binary Data]

 

The custom UI DLL, in this example embedui.dll, should export the user-defined InitializeEmbeddedUI, EmbeddedUIHandler, and ShutdownEmbeddedUI functions. The following sample code illustrates these functions.


#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <windows.h>
#include <msi.h>
#include <msiquery.h>
#include <Aclapi.h>
#include <strsafe.h>
#pragma comment(lib, "msi.lib")

#define cchGUID 38

int __stdcall InitializeEmbeddedUI(MSIHANDLE hInstall, 
        LPCWSTR szResourcePath, LPDWORD pdwInternalUILevel)
{
    // The hInstall handle is only valid within this function and 
     // can be used to get or set properties. The handle 
    // does not need to be explicitly closed.

    WCHAR szProductCode[cchGUID+1];
    DWORD cchProductCode = ARRAYSIZE(szProductCode);
    UINT uiStat =  MsiGetProperty(hInstall, L"ProductCode",
             szProductCode, &cchProductCode);
    UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER(szResourcePath);

    if (ERROR_SUCCESS != uiStat)
    {
        // The installation should fail.
        return ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE;
    }

    WCHAR* szReinstall = NULL;
    DWORD cchReinstall = 0;
    uiStat = MsiGetProperty(hInstall, TEXT("REINSTALL"),  
            szReinstall, &cchReinstall);
    if (ERROR_MORE_DATA == uiStat)
    {
        ++cchProductCode; // Add 1 for terminating null character.
        szReinstall = new WCHAR[cchReinstall];
        if (szReinstall)
        {
        uiStat = MsiGetProperty(hInstall, L"REINSTALL", 
                szReinstall, &cchReinstall);
        }
    }
    if (ERROR_SUCCESS != uiStat)
    {
        if (szReinstall != NULL) 
            delete [] szReinstall;
        // This installation should fail.
        return ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE;
    }

    if (INSTALLSTATE_DEFAULT != MsiQueryProductState(szProductCode))
    {
        if (INSTALLUILEVEL_BASIC == *pdwInternalUILevel)
        {
            // Insert the custom UI used by basic installation here.
        }
        else
        {
            // Insert the custom UI used by full installation here.
        }
    }
    else if (szReinstall && szReinstall[0])
    {
        // Reinstall the UI sequence.
    }
    else
    {
        // This is a maintenance installation. Remove the UI sequence.

        MsiSetProperty(hInstall, TEXT("REMOVE"), TEXT("ALL"));
    }

    if (szProductCode)
        delete [] szReinstall;

    // Setting the internal UI level to none specifies that 
    // no authored UI should run.
    *pdwInternalUILevel = INSTALLUILEVEL_NONE;
    return 0;
}

DWORD __stdcall ShutdownEmbeddedUI()
{
    // ShutdownEmbeddedUI is optional. It can allow the embedded UI 
    // to perform any cleanup. After this call, the embedded UI   
    // should not receive any additional callbacks.
    return 0;
}


INT __stdcall EmbeddedUIHandler(UINT iMessageType, MSIHANDLE hRecord)
{
    // This function is similar to the MsiSetExternalUIRecord callback.
    INSTALLMESSAGE mt;
    UINT uiFlags;
    UNREFERENCED_PARAMETER(hRecord);

    mt = (INSTALLMESSAGE) (0xFF000000 & (UINT) iMessageType);
    uiFlags = 0x00FFFFFF & iMessageType;

    switch (mt)
    {
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_FATALEXIT:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_ERROR:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_WARNING:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_FILESINUSE:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_RESOLVESOURCE:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_USER:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_INFO:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_OUTOFDISKSPACE:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_ACTIONSTART:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_ACTIONDATA:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_PROGRESS:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_SHOWDIALOG:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_COMMONDATA:
        {
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_INSTALLSTART:
        {
            // This message is sent when the Install begins.
            // Record contains the ProductName and ProductCode
            return IDOK;
        }
    case INSTALLMESSAGE_INSTALLEND:
        {
            // This message is sent when the Install ends.
            // Record contains the ProductName and ProductCode 
            // and return value of the installation.
            return IDOK;
        }

    default:
        {
            return 0;
        }
    }
}


 

 

Did you find this helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback

Community Additions

ADD
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft. All rights reserved.