Creating your own dialogs

In this section, we'll discard the premade dialogs and create our own. This should give you a much deeper understanding of how things work.

ICE20 errors

For these first exercises, you'll have to ignore some of WiX's warnings. Go to the Properties page for the project, select Tools Settings and add a rule to ignore the validation test ICE20. This test checks that you've added FilesInUse, Error, FatalError, UserExit, and Exit dialogs. That's a lot to start out with, so for now just ignore those rules.

ICE20 errors

What are these dialogs? They are all windows that serve the purpose of showing an error or a message explaining that the installation ...

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