I want to show the vf page on the first installation of the managed package, or it can be the custom setting page should open up on installation, where the user will add all the custom settings on the first installation.

Is this possible, how can I do this?

Thanks in advance.

  • Do the Custom Settings have to be set manually by the user, or could you use an Apex Post-Install Script to set them?
    – zachelrath
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 13:33
  • The data set will be created by us but the values in the fields will be added by the user.
    – Sushma Rao
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 10:30

2 Answers 2

  1. Go to Setup > Customize > Home > Custom Links

    Customize Home Custom Links

  2. Create a new custom link to your VF page (eg /apex/ns__pageName)

    Custom Links

  3. Edit your package and specify the custom link

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  4. Now a [Configure] button will appear after install. Guide your users to click it.

    Configure Package

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    +1 for Herp Derpinson :P Seriously - nice trick though, I didn't know you can add custom buttons to packages.
    – eyescream
    Commented Jan 21, 2013 at 23:27
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    Thanks for the reply, Is there any way to enforce the user to configure the application before use.
    – Sushma Rao
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 9:04
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    I don't think it can be enforced :-( Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 9:17
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    I modified Step 1 of this post to include this, but just FYI, the "Custom Link" must be created by going to Setup > App Setup > Home > Custom Links - kind of a strange location, in my mind, confused me the first time I used this feature.
    – zachelrath
    Commented Jan 22, 2013 at 14:58

The closest solution I can think of is use a Splash Page for a tab, and make that tab as the default landing tab for that application. So, unless the user checks on the checkbox Don't show this Splash Page again, the splash page will be displayed as the landing page for your app.

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