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Customize the Installer

Change the Application Icon

The application icon is used for the generated installer. For standalone applications, it is also the application's icon.

You can change the default icon in Application Information. To set a custom icon:

  1. Click the graphic to the left of the Application name field.

    A window previewing the icon opens.

  2. Click Select icon.

  3. Using the file explorer, locate the graphic file to use as the application icon.

  4. Select the graphic file.

  5. Click OK to return to the icon preview.

  6. Select Use mask to fill any blank spaces around the icon with white.

  7. Select Use border to add a border around the icon.

  8. Click Save and Use to return to the main window.

Add Application Information

The Application Information section of the app allows you to provide these values:

  • Name

    Determines the name of the installed MATLAB® artifacts. For example, if the name is foo, the installed executable would be foo.exe, the Windows® start menu entry would be foo. The folder created for the application would be InstallRoot/foo.

    The default value is the name of the first function listed in the Main File(s) field of the app.

  • Version

    The default value is 1.0.

  • Author name

  • Support e-mail address

  • Company name

    Determines the full installation path for the installed MATLAB artifacts. For example, if the company name is bar, the full installation path would be InstallRoot/bar/ApplicationName.

  • Summary

  • Description

This information is all optional and, unless otherwise stated, is only used for display purposes. It appears on the first page of the installer. On Windows systems, this information is also displayed in the Windows Add/Remove Programs control panel.

Change the Splash Screen

The installer’s splash screen displays after the installer is started. It is displayed, along with a status bar, while the installer initializes.

You can change the default image by clicking the Select custom splash screen link in Application Information. When the file explorer opens, locate and select a new image.


You can drag and drop a custom image onto the default splash screen.

Change the Installation Path

Default Installation Paths lists the default path the installer will use when installing the compiled binaries onto a target system.

Default Installation Paths

WindowsC:\Program Files\companyName\appName
Mac OS X/Applications/companyName/appName

You can change the default installation path by editing the Default installation folder field under Additional Installer Options.

The Default installation folder field has two parts:

  • root folder — A drop down list that offers options for where the install folder is installed. Custom Installation Roots lists the optional root folders for each platform.

    Custom Installation Roots

  • install folder — A text field specifying the path appended to the root folder.

Change the Logo

The logo displays after the installer is started. It is displayed on the right side of the installer.

You change the default image by clicking the Select custom logo link in Additional Installer Options. When the file explorer opens, locate and select a new image.


You can drag and drop a custom image onto the default logo.

Edit the Installation Notes

Installation notes are displayed once the installer has successfully installed the packaged files on the target system. They can provide useful information concerning any additional set up that is required to use the installed binaries or simply provide instructions for how to run the application.

The field for editing the installation notes is in Additional Installer Options.

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