I would like to ask the user some questions in a dialog way during installation of my component. As far as I know, this could be done in the preflight method. But I am not sure how to do user interaction there.

  • What have you tried so far? Have you read the Joomla documentation for the installer script? docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Developing_an_MVC_Component/…
    – Lodder
    Commented Apr 5, 2019 at 7:52
  • Yes, I am aware of the documentation. So far, I have created the update functionality in the script.php file. The update-function is relatiely huge since this is a migration script to use joomla's category system for my own component. However, it would be great if I could provide the user with some feedback during installation "steps". If that is possible.
    – Yosh
    Commented Apr 5, 2019 at 7:56

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I do not know if user action via the preflight method in script.php during installation is possible. I have never seen that before. I have seen an extension using the postflight used to display a license key input form.

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