MSI gui questions

Mike McCormack mike at
Thu May 26 06:08:15 CDT 2005

Stefan Dösinger wrote:

> The native windows installer has support for a gui, but Wine's msi doesn't 
> (yet). I had a look at this, and it seems that there are already some 
> functions in dlls/msi/dialog.c which are for GUI handling. I had a look at 
> the msi documentation in the MSDN. It appears to me that most dialogs are 
> implemented in the msi file.
> Well, I tried to implement the PreActionDialog ACTION. I had no problem in 
> adding a new function for that action. According to my observations, I have 
> to call msi_dialog_create with the name of the dialog I want to create.
> Is there any reference about the dialogs' names? Do I have to write those 
> dialogs(create the GUI), or is this done by the code in the .msi file?

Hi Stefan,

I have a patch that makes the dialogs work.  I'll try send it to 
wine-patches later today.


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