Getting Started With Visual Installer  (4 of 5)
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Most installers show setup dialog boxes for the end-user during the installation, where he/she will get some useful information, and can for example choose a destination folder or enter a license key. In Visual Installer there are many ready-to-use setup dialog boxes included, and when you create a basic project some of them are selected as default. In this tip we will use the dialog boxes that are selected by default and show how to add text to them.
This is page 4 of 5 of Getting Started With Visual Installer:
1 - Choose a basic project type
2 - Enter a project name and specify a main destination folder
3 - Select which files to install
4 - Add text to setup dialog boxes
5 - Saving a project and building a setup package
Add text to setup dialog boxes
17. Texts for setup dialog boxes are handled in the Dialog boxes tab in the editor. You can open the Dialog boxes tab by clicking on the tab title in the lower part of editor's window. The tab will look like this:
Visual Installer - The 'Dialog boxes' tab
18. Inside the Dialog boxes frame (to the left in the tab) you can choose which setup dialog boxes to include by selecting them (by setting a check mark). If you click on the "..." button to the right of a specific dialog box, you can add or change text, and set some options, for the dialog boxes. To the right in the tab you can choose a visual style and choose a picture for the setup dialog boxes. In this step-by-step tip we will not change any visual style or dialog box picture, we will just use the default ones that Visual Installer suggests.
19. We will now add a text to the Welcome dialog box. The Welcome dialog box is the first dialog box that is shown for the user when he/she starts the installation. Click on the "..." button to the right of the "Welcome" text to open this dialog box:
The 'Welcome' dialog box
20. Now enter a title and a dialog box text. If you want to preview the result, click on the Preview button. Visual Installer will now show how the setup dialog box looks like with your text. For example like this:
The 'Welcome' setup dialog box
21. You can click on the X button or on Cancel button to close the dialog box.
22. When you are satisfied with your text, you can click on OK in the Welcome dialog box to add the text to the installation.
23. Now you can click on the "..." button to the right of the Installation completed option. Here you can enter texts that will be shown for the end-user when the installation box is finished; in the last setup dialog box in the setup wizard.
24. As you can see in the Dialog boxes frame in the Dialog boxes tab, also the Destination folder dialog box is selected. This means that a setup dialog box that asks for a destination folder will be shown during the installation. As default, the destination folder that you specified at step 10 will be shown. The Destination folder setup dialog box looks like this: 

The 'Destination Folder' setup dialog box
25. All text in this dialog box can be changed, but we will use the default text that is created by Visual Installer. 
We have now shown how to select which setup dialog boxes to include in an installation and how to add texts to the dialog boxes. On the next tip page we will show how to save your project and how to build (compile) a setup package. Click on the Next Page link below to continue.
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