Using Graphical Installer Wizard
This chapter contains step-by-step tutorials for creating new
installers using Graphical Installer Wizard. With this tool
whole installer can be created by a few clicks - no manual writing
Graphical Installer Wizard offers two basic features:
- Create new installer - use this option to
create new skinned installer from scratch (Graphical Installer
Powered Installer). Wizard will offer you many options - how your
new installer will look, which files it will contain and many other
- Convert existing Inno Setup script - this
option is suitable in case you have a Inno Setup script (.iss file)
for your installer and you wish to enhance it (to skin it with
Graphical Installer). Wizard will convert your script into
Graphical Installer Powered Installer.
Graphical Installer Wizard is available as plug-in for several
IDEs: Visual & Installer, RAD & Installer,
Inno Script Studio and as Standalone application.
These IDEs are not part of Graphical Installer installation package
- you need to download them separately.
There is no difference in Graphical Installer Wizard among various
IDEs. Graphical Installer Wizard is always the same - the pages,
the behaviour, the generated installer, etc. are always the
There are small differencies in installation and configuration. But
your resulting installer (script file) is never affected.
We recommend you to use these IDEs for an easy way of creating and
editing script files (.iss). These tools provide a lot of
functionality (like syntax highlighting, word completion, ...)
which can resolve many errors occurring during development.
It is up to you which IDE you choose:
Visual & Installer is a Visual Studio
extension for creating Inno Setup installers. It integrates Inno
Setup with Microsoft Visual Studio and allows you to create and
build Inno Setup projects right within Visual Studio getting all
benefits of this environment.
RAD & Installer is a RAD Studio extension
for creating Inno Setup installers. It integrates Inno Setup with
Embarcadero RAD Studio and allows you to create and build Inno
Setup projects right within RAD Studio getting all benefits of this
Inno Script Studio is an Inno Setup IDE useful for
experts and beginners in the creation of Setup programs with the
Standalone application provides the same functionality
without any IDE (or with standard Inno Setup ide called
With Graphical Installer Wizard you can generate whole installer
or convert your existing Inno Setup script. This Wizard will
generate for you both <project>.iss and <project>.graphics.iss
files as so as necessary image resources.
Generated files can be immediately opened and compiled - and your
new installer is instantly ready for action.
Anytime you see an yellow field (usually with some hint like 'Drag
file here') in dialog, you can use Drag and Drop to select file
into this field to speed up your work.
If correct file is used the field turns green. On wrong file it