Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Lower your colours!

I will persist with this spelling of colours. Please forgive me if it offends, since I can't win either way.

appEditor's colour scheme was panned by some of the people kindly testing the product. Therefore InstEd was released with their preferred colour scheme*, which I agree is an improvement.

However Pär Leeman kindly sent me his preference:

If you want to make your own colour scheme, jump into this registry key:
and edit the colour values.

The format of the values is

    Alpha, Red, Green, Blue

I suggest that you don't change the Alpha or you may get weird drawing effects.

You must change the values in the registry while InstEd is not running, otherwise the values will be written over when InstEd closes.

Here is the registry file for Pär's colour scheme:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Feel free to post your own schemes.

Note: You can either export the Options key from regedit as a backup, or simply delete all the colour values, to have them revert to defaults.

* Many thanks to Carita Comty

Friday, November 21, 2008

Working with Cabinets in InstEd

The new version of InstEd provides a mechanism for building/rebuilding cabs in the msi.

Help documentation on this feature is now available here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

InstEd Released!

Finally, the new version is available for download.

Release notes here.

Documentation on new features will follow shortly.