Specifying Whether to Include the Name of a Prerequisite in the List of Setup Prerequisites to Be Installed on the Target System

InstallShield 2012 Spring

If a target system needs one or more setup prerequisites to be installed, the setup prerequisite dialog is typically displayed at run time before the main installation runs. When an end user clicks the Install button on this dialog, the setup prerequisites are installed.

Sample Setup Prerequisite Dialog that Shows the List of Setup Prerequisites that Need to Be Installed

The Behavior tab of the InstallShield Prerequisite Editor lets you specify whether you want a setup prerequisite to be hidden from the list in the prerequisite dialog. If a prerequisite is hidden, it is installed when the conditions require it, even though it is not listed as one of the prerequisites that needs to be installed.

If all of the setup prerequisites in an installation are hidden, the installation does not display the setup prerequisite dialog at run time.

To specify whether to list a setup prerequisite in the setup prerequisite dialog at run time:

1. In the InstallShield Prerequisite Editor, open the prerequisite that you want to modify.
2. Click the Behavior tab.
3. Do one of the following:
To hide the setup prerequisite, select the The prerequisite should be hidden from the installation list check box.

Note that if the setup prerequisite is hidden, it is launched with its silent command-line parameters—not its standard command-line parameters. To learn more, see Specifying Command-Line Parameters for an InstallShield Prerequisite.

To include the setup prerequisite in the list, clear the The prerequisite should be hidden from the installation list check box.

Note: Note that feature prerequisites are never listed in the setup prerequisite dialog at run time, regardless of whether the The prerequisite should be hidden from the installation list check box is selected or cleared. That is, if you add an InstallShield prerequisite to your project and associate it with a feature, that feature prerequisite is not listed in the setup prerequisite dialog that is displayed at run time before the main installation runs. For more information about feature prerequisites, see Setup Prerequisites vs. Feature Prerequisites.

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