[wix-users] Custom Progress Dialog

Ven H venh.123 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 21:24:39 PST 2018

Thanks a lot, Edwin. Is it possible to modify that custom action? Are there
any steps / samples to achieve that? Also, the progress dialog (even a
custom one), runs really quickly. Is there a way to slow it down a bit, by
adding a pause or something like that? Please help with your inputs.


On Sat, Mar 3, 2018 at 3:36 AM, Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:

> That statement applies to standard actions. I already described what the
> WiX custom action does. You will not get the names of files unless the WiX
> custom action is changed. In fact, the WiX custom action doesn't even keep
> track of files. It captures the text of the script (after sanitizing the
> script a little) and schedules to execute the content. This allows it to
> use a single custom action to execute SqlScript and SqlString (which
> doesn't have a file associated with it). You won't be able to do what you
> want without modifying the WiX custom action.
> --
> Edwin G. Castro
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 9:39 AM, Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If I have many script files and I want to show the detailed progress of
>> the individual files, then as per the FireGiant tutorial, (link below), we
>> can use the ActionData. I am trying to achieve this, but not sure, if it is
>> working or not, or the Custom Progress dialog is even showing or not.
>> https://www.firegiant.com/wix/tutorial/user-interface-revisi
>> ted/is-this-progress/
>> Regards,
>> Venkatesh
>> On Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 12:26 AM, Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> If I'm reading the source code for the version of Wix I'm using
>>> (wix39r2rtm) correctly, then a progress message is posted after each script
>>> is executed. I would imagine you don't have to do anything special to get
>>> the progress bar to increase after each script is executed. There is no
>>> text message associated with the progress message (which just updates the
>>> progress bar).
>>> There is a localized ProgressText for Action="ExecuteSqlStrings" which
>>> is the custom action that executes the sql scripts. Then English string is
>>> "Executing SQL Strings". If I'm understanding this all correctly, then the
>>> progress dialog will display "Executing SQL Strings" while the sql scripts
>>> are executing and the progress bar will increase by the amount indicated by
>>> COST_SQL_STRING (which is 5000) after each script is executed.
>>> --
>>> Edwin G. Castro
>>> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 10:26 AM, Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> What does "show the progress of each script file" mean?
>>>> I would expect that *IF* SqlScript posts progress messages, then it
>>>> probably can only (at most) post one progress message before running the
>>>> script and one after running the script. The SqlScript custom action source
>>>> code will show whether it posts any progress messages or not.
>>>> --
>>>> Edwin G. Castro
>>>> On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 10:02 AM, Ven H via wix-users <
>>>> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>>>>> I am trying to execute many SQL scripts as part of my MSI. During
>>>>> installation, I have to show the progress of each script file. The
>>>>> default
>>>>> Progress Dialog runs quickly and doesn't show the progress of
>>>>> individual
>>>>> scripts. I read that subscribing to ActionData event will help me
>>>>> achieve
>>>>> this. So, I opened up the source code of WiX and copied the
>>>>> ProgressDlg.wxs
>>>>> and just updated its Id and changed the following line to
>>>>>  <Control Id="ActionData" Type="Text" X="70" Y="100" Width="285"
>>>>> Height="10">
>>>>>     <Subscribe Event="ActionData" Attribute="Text" />
>>>>>  </Control>
>>>>> which was ActionText before. Also, I changed the line inside the
>>>>> InstallUISequence element to below.
>>>>> <Show Dialog="CustProgressDlg" After="ProgressDlg" />
>>>>> In spite of these changes, I am not sure if my custom Progress dialog
>>>>> is
>>>>> being shown or the same default Progress Dialog is getting shown. How
>>>>> do I
>>>>> achieve my requirement? Do I really need a Custom Action? What is
>>>>> missing?
>>>>> Please help.
>>>>> Regards,
>>>>> Venkatesh
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