Previewing the User Interface

The installer stores all information about the user interface in the tables of the installation database. To facilitate the design of the UI the installer also provides a preview mode for viewing this information. The following procedure describes how to enable the UI preview mode and display the current appearance of dialog boxes and billboards.

To view the user interface in the preview mode

  1. Enable the preview mode by calling the MsiEnableUIPreview function.
  2. Display the particular dialog boxes by calling the MsiPreviewDialog function.
  3. Display particular billboards by calling the MsiPreviewBillboard function.