Deployment Dialog Boxes

Visual Studio provides a number of predefined user interface dialog boxes that can be displayed during installation to present or gather information. The dialog boxes to be displayed are specified in the User Interface Editor; properties can be set to control the appearance of most dialog boxes.

NoteNote:

Visual Studio Setup and Deployment projects do not support custom dialog boxes or other user interface elements that you create yourself. Also see Installation Dialog Box Restrictions.

The following topics describe each of the available dialog boxes.

Checkboxes User Interface Dialog Box

Presents up to four choices to a user and returns the values of those choices during installation

Confirm Installation User Interface Dialog Box

Gives the user a chance to cancel installation or to go back to earlier dialog boxes and make changes before files are actually installed

Customer Information User Interface Dialog Box

Prompts the user for information including name, company or organization, and serial number

Finished User Interface Dialog Box

Notifies the user when the installation is complete

Installation Address User Interface Dialog Box

Allows the user to choose a Web location where application files will be installed

Installation Folder User Interface Dialog Box

Allows the user to choose a folder where application files will be installed

License Agreement User Interface Dialog Box

Presents a license agreement for the user to read and acknowledge

Progress User Interface Dialog Box

Updates the user on the progress of the installation

RadioButtons User Interface Dialog Box

Presents up to four mutually exclusive choices to a user and returns the value of the selected choice during installation

Read Me User Interface Dialog Box

Presents additional user information, typically a readme file which contains information that should be read before running the application

Register User User Interface Dialog Box

Allows the user to submit registration information using an executable file that you supply

Splash User Interface Dialog Box

Presents an image to the user, usually to display a logo or branding information

Textboxes User Interface Dialog Box

Presents up to four text entry fields to a user and returns the contents of those fields during installation

Welcome User Interface Dialog Box

Presents introductory text and copyright information to the user

Deployment and the Run-Time User Interface

Describes how to control the user interface displayed during installation

How to: Customize Installation Dialog Boxes in the User Interface Editor

Explains how to modify the appearance or behavior of an installation dialog box

Installation Dialog Box Restrictions

Presents recommendations for using installation dialog boxes

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Display a Message at Installation

Presents a step-by-step tutorial with an example of using the User Interface Editor to add installation dialog boxes to a Setup project.

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