How to: Add and Remove Installation Dialog Boxes in the User Interface Editor

The User Interface Editor is used to select the dialog boxes that will be displayed at installation time to provide information to the user or to prompt the user for input. For most deployment projects, a default set of dialog boxes is automatically displayed in the editor. You can add, remove, or change the order of dialog boxes in the User Interface Editor.

NoteNote

The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, click Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Working with Settings.

NoteNote

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

To add a dialog box

  1. Select a Start, Progress or End node in the Install section of the User Interface Editor.

    NoteNote

    Although you can add any dialog box to any node, there are some restrictions. For example, adding a Finished dialog box to the Start node does not make much sense and will cause a build error. For a list of restrictions, see Installation Dialog Box Restrictions.

  2. On the Action menu, click Add Dialog.

  3. In the Add Dialog dialog box, select the dialog box you want to add.

To change the display order of a dialog box

  1. Select a dialog box node in the User Interface Editor.

  2. On the Action menu, click Move Up or Move Down.

    NoteNote

    You can move a dialog box between categories by dragging with the mouse or by using the Cut and Paste commands on the Edit menu.

To remove a dialog box

  • Select the dialog box in the User Interface Editor, and click Delete on the Edit menu.

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