The number of files in my app's setup is big. During the uninstall, there is a progress line showing what files are being deleted. I'd like to be able to hide that progress. How can I do that?

asked 27 Feb '12, 10:40

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Serge Beloli...
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It is not possible to hide the progress bar. However, it is possible to change the message shown during uninstallation not to mention the name of the file that is currently uninstalled. For example you can set the following text messages:

Installer.Uninstallation.Uninstalling=Uninstalling files
Installer.Uninstallation.Skipping=Uninstalling files

This will cause the name of the files uninstalled not to be shown.

You can find more information on changing the built-in installer messages in our documentation: Changing Built-in Installer Text Strings


answered 28 Feb '12, 04:07

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wojciechka, does this mean that the uninstallation log won't display the filenames either? If so, is there any way to modify the uninstallation strings without losing logging info?

(19 Jul '12, 17:21) venti

Unfortunately in this case the log also won't contain the names of the files that were uninstalled or skipped.

As a workaround, what you can also do is include multiple spaces before and after %1$s to prevent showing the filename in the GUI, but having it in the log file. However, this causes the log file to look a bit weird. For example:

Installer.Uninstallation.Uninstalling=Uninstalling files (30 spaces) %1$s (30 spaces)

(20 Jul '12, 04:46) wojciechka ♦♦
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