In the GUI section on PackJacket, you will be allowed to do things related with how the installer looks.
The width value is the initial width of the window.
The width value is the initial height of the window.
Resizable specifies whether the window size can be adjust by the user of the installer.
Allows you to put a picture on the language selection dialog which is the first dialog the user will see, when running the installer. The language selection dialog is shown when multiple languages are chosen to offer to the user in the Locale section of PackJacket. The supported pictures are BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG and PNG. These image types are supported starting from version J2SE1.3 of Java.
The side picture feature allows you to display a picture on the left side of the installer. The supported pictures are BMP, GIF, JPG, JPEG and PNG. These image types are supported starting from version J2SE1.3 of Java.
This section are some features that make your isntaller more cutomizable, but are not needed to create a basic, simple installer.
Look and Feels
The look and feel feature can be used to add looks and feels on an OS basis. This is not a mandatory feature, which you must specify. If you don’t specify any look and feel, a default one will be used, depending on the operating system.
Look and Feel Name
The name of the look and feel. There are five different look and feels. They are Kunststoff, Liquid, Metouia, JGoodies Looks and Substance.
You may specify here, if you want to restrict a feature’s effect to a certain operating system family or if you want it available with all the operating systems.
Here you may choose to restrict a feature’s effect to a certain operating system name. Some examples are Windows XP and Windows Vista. The test is a comparison against the os.name system property on the install machine.
Here you may choose to restrict a feature’s effect to a certain operating system version. The test is a comparison against the os.version system property on the install machine.
Here you may choose to restrict a feature’s effect to a certain operating system architecture. The test is a comparison against the os.arch system property on the install machine.
Liquid Look and Feel
Specifies whether you want the frames of the installer in the Liquid style look and feel.
Specifies whether you want the dialogs of the installer in the Liquid style look and feel.
JGoodies Look and Feel
Here you may either specify Windows, Plastic, PlasticXP or Plastic3D. The JGoodies Variant is mandatory, if you choose the JGoodies Looks look and feel.
Substance Look and Feel
You can specify either Business, Business-blue, Business-black, Creme, Sahara, Moderate or Officesilver.
Header on Each Panel
Specifies whether you want a header to be shown on each panel on the installer. Headers are like titles on top of the panel.
Here you may specify an image to display an image beside the heading. The header image should be kept at a smaller height, since it might affect the rest of the panel if it is too long. The image is not mandatory to make an installer.
Heading Image Position
You may specify here, which side you want the heading image. Possible values are left and right. The headers will be adjusted depending on which side the heading image is. A heading image must be specified in order to use this.
Here you may specify how many times bigger you want the header from the standard font size. Decimals are allowed.
Heading Background Colour
Here you can specify the background color for the headings.
Heading Font Colour
Here you can specify the font color for the headings.
Show Step Counter
If the Show Step Counter checkbox is check marked, a counter will be shown, showing how many panels are completed out of the amount there is.
The counter can be displayed as text or as a progress bar and you may specify which you want by specifying a value for the Counter Type.
You may specify where you want the step counter in Counter Position. The possible positions are In Navigation Bar and In Header. Choosing the in header value will not be the best choice, since it may cause the design of the installer to not look good.