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InstallerBuilder Panels

  

This help page describes the built-in panels in installers generated by the InstallerBuilder.

  

The panels are presented in order of appearance in the installer.  If a panel is disabled (either by default or by setting its 'active' option to false), then the installer proceeds to the next active panel.

 

General Panels

Examples

General Panels

  

 

  

Welcome

  

This panel is a simple welcome window, which can contain an image or text. By default, it is active.

  

 

  

Validation

  

This panel requests that the user enter a code that is validated before installation continues. To validate the user code, you must specify a validate option (see InstallerBuilder Options).

  

In the validator procedure, you can access the user's input with the command ToolboxInstaller:-Data:-Get("validation_attempt"). For more information, see ToolboxInstaller:-Data.

  

By default, this panel is disabled.

  

 

  

License

  

This panel requests that the user accept a license agreement before continuing with installation. By default, it is disabled.

  

 

  

Is Network Installation

  

This panel asks the user whether to install the network or single-user version of the toolbox. Note: The network toolbox installation can be installed only with the network version of Maple.

  

You can access the user's selection afterwards using ToolboxInstaller:-Data:-Get("network_installation"). For more information, see ToolboxInstaller:-Data.

  

By default, this panel is disabled and the single-user version is installed.

  

 

  

Is System Installation

  

This panel asks the user to specify one of two locations on disk in which to install the toolbox: a local installation or a system installation.

  

A local installation corresponds to the directory maple/toolbox in the user's home directory, while a system installation corresponds to the directory toolbox in the Maple directory.

  

You can access the user's selection afterwards using ToolboxInstaller:-Data:-Get("system_installation"). For more information, see ToolboxInstaller:-Data.

  

By default, this panel is disabled and a local installation is performed.

  

 

  

Installation

  

This panel reports on the actual installation of the toolbox. It displays a summary of the files extracted and installed, and a status message indicating the success of the installation. By default, it is active.

  

 

  

Finish

  

This panel is a simple concluding window, which may contain an image or text.  This is frequently used to indicate a successful installation and advise users on the use of the installed toolbox. By default, it is active.

Examples

Build a toolbox installer that installs only after the secret code "My Secret Code" has been entered by the user.

withInstallerBuilder:

Build( "SampleToolbox",
    'uninstaller' = false,
    'author'      = "Some Maple User",
    'welcome'     = ['text' = "Welcome to the SampleToolbox installer"],
    'validation'  = [
         'text'     = "Enter the code below:",
         'validate' = proc()
              local code;
              code := ToolboxInstaller:-Data:-Get("validation_attempt");
              if code = "My Secret Code" then
                  true
              else
                  false
              end if;
         end proc
    ]
);

See Also

InstallerBuilder

InstallerBuilder Options

 


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