Last post Nov 21, 2007 09:03 PM by TWDO
Nov 16, 2007 01:02 PM|TWDO|LINK
I have a web deployment project for my web application. After countless hours, I have finally got it working to install a database script on the SQL Server, with the web application. I have created and set a nice, customized banner for each of the dialogs
of the installation. For my custom dialog, used for the SQL Server login information, I was able to set the BannerText to "". This removed the text at the top of the dialog "Welcome to the Blah Setup". I am having a hard time finding the same property for
all the other dialogs.
Can someone please tell me how to remove all of the banner text (header text) on each dialog of a Web Setup Project?
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Nov 21, 2007 08:54 PM|Benson Yu - MSFT|LINK
This requirement can be achieved by using Orca database editor. The tool can be free downloaded from Microsoft website (you can find the download link in the link I listed below).
The Orca tool can edit the Windows Installer package files directly. For example, if I want to edit the banner text in welcome dialog, I can do the following steps:
1. Run Orca.
2. Open the existing .msi setup package file.
3. Click Control node in the left panels (Tables)
4. Find the “WelcomeForm” in the “Dialog_” column in the right panel.
5. Find the “BannerText” control of that dialog.
6. Change the default welcome text to your own.
To know more about the Orca tool, please refer to the following link:
How to use the Orca database editor to edit Windows Installer files
Nov 21, 2007 09:03 PM|TWDO|LINK
Thank you for replying. I was hoping that I would be able to do it within Visual Studio and not have to "hack" it. Not only does this require me to make a step outside of Visual Studio, but it is a change that does not get stored within source control. I
guess I will just keep the text for now and use a banner that doesn't take up the entire header. Thanks again.