Components' initial status

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ziggy63

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Apr 25, 2024, 4:45:04 AMApr 25
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Hi to all,
I have a script with the following components:

[Components]
Name: "Topo"; Description: "Οδοποιία"; Types: full;
Name: "Arch"; Description: "Αρχιτεκτονικά 2D";  Types: full;

As you can see, both components belong only to type "full". But when I run the script, both components are initially checked, although the default type is "custom":

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If I change the type to "compact" and then change it back to "custom" the components remain unchecked.
How can I change the initial status of the components, so that they are not selected when I run the setup?
Thanks in advance. 

Gavin Lambert

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Apr 29, 2024, 9:29:16 PMApr 29
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On Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 8:45:04 PM UTC+12 ziggy63 wrote:
[Components]
Name: "Topo"; Description: "Οδοποιία"; Types: full;
Name: "Arch"; Description: "Αρχιτεκτονικά 2D";  Types: full;

As you can see, both components belong only to type "full". But when I run the script, both components are initially checked, although the default type is "custom":

The custom type doesn't really have any default selections; it just retains the selections of whatever type was selected beforehand.  As such, you should not use it as a default type directly, but instead make your default another type that does have the intended defaults.

If you don't want to offer the type selection at all, contrary to the above you can just specify a single custom [Types] entry, then put "Types: custom" (or whatever type name you used) on the components that you want selected by default and omit that on components that you want deselected by default.  e.g:

[Types]
Name: custom; Description: custom; Flags: iscustom

[Components]
Name: "Topo"; Description: "Οδοποιία"; Types: custom

ziggy63

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Apr 30, 2024, 3:49:19 AMApr 30
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Hi Gavin,

Thank you for your answer. I followed your instructions and everything worked fine. BTW, if I define many types, how do I select the default type?
Best regards,
Ziggy63

Gavin Lambert

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Apr 30, 2024, 6:51:46 PMApr 30
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On Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at 7:49:19 PM UTC+12 ziggy63 wrote:
Thank you for your answer. I followed your instructions and everything worked fine. BTW, if I define many types, how do I select the default type?

The default type is the first one listed in the [Types] section, unless the user has previously installed the app with a different type.
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