Default layout positions/sizes in dotNetInstaller.exe

Nov 12, 2010 at 5:30 PM

The default positions and sizes of the controls in dotNetInstaller.exe don't appear to be documented which makes changing them a bit tricky.

I've tried searching the code but can't see where they've been configured. Which file is the default layout defined in and I'll submit a documentation patch :)

Nov 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM
Edited Nov 12, 2010 at 7:53 PM

The default layout is built in the resource itself (.rc). It's in source.

If you want really flexible layout, you should check out htmlInstaller in 2.0.

Nov 13, 2010 at 12:09 AM

I was using the htmlInstaller but I was told it was too bland so I thought I'd switch back to dotNetInstaller so I could add a bitmap. I'll investigate adding bitmaps using htmlInstaller instead since I do prefer it.

Nov 13, 2010 at 4:36 AM

It will be much easier with htmlInstaller. There's a picture demo in the samples too.