Contents 

Welcome
About
Contact and support
Readme
Introducing Graphical Installer
Overview
Features
File <project>.iss
File <project>.graphics.iss
Useful Functions, Procedures and Variables
Graphical Installer core files
Implementation of Inno Setup Compiler
GraphicalInstaller_functions.nsh
BitmapCutter.exe
BitmapCutterGUI.exe
Wizard.exe
How GraphicalInstallerUI works
MessageBox Designer
SetupProjectsConverter
Using Graphical Installer Wizard
Description of Graphical Installer Wizard's pages
Visual & Installer
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Visual & Installer)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Visual & Installer)
RAD & Installer
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (RAD & Installer)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (RAD & Installer)
Inno Script Studio
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Inno Script Studio)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Inno Script Studio)
Standalone application
Configuration of Graphical Installer Wizard (Standalone application)
Launching a Graphical Installer Wizard (Standalone application)
F.A.Q.
Changelog
Bugs

Graphical Installer for Inno Setup Online Help

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 Welcome!

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Thank for your interest in Graphical Installer for Inno Setup! This manual describes Graphical Installer (GI) for Inno Setup – an Inno Setup extension for creating cool looking installers with custom design.

Warning:
This manual is related only to Graphical Installer for Inno Setup. All phrases 'Graphical Installer' mean 'Graphical Installer for Inno Setup'.

For information about Graphical Installer for NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System) see appropriate manual in Graphical Installer for NSIS package.


We suppose that you have at least a little experience with Inno Setup and with its script syntax and functions. If no then you can read Inno Setup's awesome manual.

The manual is divided into three chapters:


Manual contains a lot of other useful information: Readme, FAQ, Changelog, Contact and support etc. It is worth reading them.

Quick start:

To create cool looking skinned installer (without reading the manual and learning Inno Setup for ages) we developed tool called Graphical Installer Wizard (GIW).
Graphical Installer Wizard is currently available as standalone application and plug-ins for several IDEs. IDEs are not part of Graphical Installer installation package - you need to download them separately.

We recommend you to use these IDEs for an easy way of creating and editing script files (.iss files). These tools provide a lot of functionality (like syntax highlighting, word completion, ...) which can resolve many errors occurring during development.

  • Visual & Installer - Visual Studio extension which integrates Inno Setup with Microsoft Visual Studio and allows you to create and build Inno Setup projects getting all benefits of this environment.
  • RAD & Installer - RAD Studio expert which integrates Inno Setup with Embarcadero RAD Studio and allows you to create and build Inno Setup projects getting all benefits of this environment.

Three most common questions about how to start with Graphical Installer:

a) How to generate whole installer in few minutes without scripting?

  • 1) Run your favourite IDE (see above)
  • 2) Run Graphical Installer Wizard from your IDE (or run it directly as Standalone application)
  • 3) Generate whole installer following Wizard's pages with few clicks!

Thats all! As easy as pie! Your new cool looking installer is ready for use!

b) I already have existing Inno Setup installer, can I skin it?

Yes! Simply run Graphical Installer Wizard from your IDE (the same as above) and Select option Convert existing script.

c) I have no IDE, no GIW, just want to see how it works. Can I?

Yes! There are many ready to made examples in Inno Setup\Graphical Installer\Examples folder. Select desired script file (.iss) and compile it. Enjoy!

 

   
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