Welcome Message - change wording install to uninstall during uninstall phase

Hello

I have created a package and it is working however when running the uninstall, I want to change the highlighted words in the screenshot as follows:

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  • Installed = Uninstalled
  • Installation = Uninstallation

I tried to look through the XML and could’t see anyway of changing this when the the phase is “uninstall”.

Ideally I don’t want to create customised message for uninstall phase for every language and I am hoping I have just overlooked something.

Any help is appreciated!

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If you really want to change this behaviour it is in the config.xml at line 141 for the 3.8.3 version of the PSADT.

I suggest that you run the command below, instead of changing the config.xml

Deploy-Application.exe Uninstall Silent

Hi Sven

I agree that the Silent Uninstall might be a better option rather than changing config.xml, but with some packages (not just this one) I need to notify the user to close the app so it can be uninstalled. Sometimes its not because I can’t proceed with the uninstall, but because its better to inform the user and avoid the “I was working on something and it just closed” tickets that inevitably get sent to the helpdesk.

I was hoping there was an option for the DeploymentType to change these highlighted words dynamically to read better.

I’ve tried to capture what I mean below:

DeploymentType_Install:

  • The following programs must be closed before the installation can proceed.
  • The following application is about to be installed:
  • You can choose to defer the installation until the deferral expires

DeploymentType_UnInstall:

  • The following programs must be closed before the uninstallation can proceed.
  • The following application is about to be uninstalled:
  • You can choose to defer the uninstallation until the deferral expires

**DeploymentType_Repair: **

  • The following programs must be closed before the repair can proceed.
  • The following application is about to be repaired:
  • You can choose to defer the repair until the deferral expires

Perhaps this is not possible in the currently version and I should look to submit a feature request (issue) on Github.

The dialog window text should be neutral, otherwise we will need 2 new translated strings. This will be changed in v4 however right now you would need to modify the code.

Hey luki, do you know when this update will be implemented? Looks there is still this in the 3.8.4 version of psappdeploytoolkit.
I am also interested in not touching the xml file.