Select Components

This dialog box should be used only if you work with components. It displays the list of components end users can decide to install (using check boxes). You can select the components that should be in the list using the properties dialog of the component manager.

To enable the display of this dialog, activate the option .

In a wizard package, the “Select components” dialog looks like this:

End users can read the description of a given component and decide whether the latter should be installed or not by enabling/disabling its checkbox.

When the component is enabled by the user, its associated variable will be set to 1 (true). Otherwise it will be set to 0 (false). Before extracting files, the package evaluates component variables: if a component variable is set to 0, then the package will not extract the files inside this component.

Note: you can still change the values of the component variables yourself using custom actions.

The “Component Title” and “Component Description” may be changed using the Component Properties dialog. You can open the latter by double-clicking on the wished component in the component list:

Just note that the component list only displays components: to manage components, edit their names or properties, you will need to go to the File/Component Manager (click File Manager in Paquet Builder to open it).

You can change the order of appearance of each component in the component list. By default, Paquet Builder will display components in the order of their creation (the Main component being always the first in the list). If you prefer to have your own order, you can readjust the components using drag/drop operations.

For instance, select a component and hold the mouse’s left button down. Then move the cursor on another component and release the mouse’s button; their places are automatically exchanged. Follow the same scheme until you have the order of your choice.

Note that the order of components in this list does not affect the order in the component manager (and vice-versa).

Finally regarding the prompt text, you can customize it using the “Prompt users” field. Resource strings are allowed: on the following example, #DefSelCompPrompt was used and then replaced by “Use the check boxes…” sentence at runtime.

In the package:

In Paquet Builder:

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