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Creating a wizzard that allows user to specify settings at install

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basicly i have some settings that can vary from install to install. I was going to use an .ini file, but i figured it might just store them in the registery instead. Can i do this via a wizzard? I have screwed arround with the package deployment wizzard but have found no options that allow me to create dialogs for user input? Any ideas?
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by:BrianGEFF719
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I think null soft makes a free installer that has many examples of how to create your own dialogs. www.nullsoft.com
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You have to modify the Setup1 project!

This project is installed when you install VB in the folder:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VB98\Wizards\PDWizard\Setup1

PDW uses this project to make the install program, modify this project by adding the wizards you want!!!

Make sure you make a copy of the original setup1 folder in case you want to return to its original state!

By the way, do not change the name of the project!!
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by:BrianGEFF719
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P_SIE: Good Answer, I never even thought about that. I tottaly forgot that Package and Deployment wizard was based on a VB Template.

-Brian
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Thanks Brian
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maggot_child,

is this question still open? I am just checking questions that I participated in and that were not closed yet!

Greetings, p_sie
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