View Full Version : Read Support File wizard bean

Jeff Morse
02-06-2006, 11:46 AM
(also posted to ISU 10.5 forum)


I am trying to create a wizard bean to cat a supportfile into the bean's value property. When I compile the code below I get a "cannot resolve symbol" error on the "WizardServices wServices = event.getServices();" line. I also get a "cannot access com.installshield.boot.CoreFileUtils" error but hopefully that will be fixed with the getServices fix. Would someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong? I used code stolen from the "Using Support Files" help, which was for a dialog.

Thanks for any help you can give me,

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package com.installshield.extras.wizard;

* CatSupportFile.java
* @author JeffMorse
* @version 1.0
* Cats a support file using ID in "Behavior and Logic -> Support Files"
* and stores the result in the hidden property "value".

import java.io.*;
import java.net.*;
import java.lang.*;
import com.installshield.event.*;
import com.installshield.event.ui.*;
import com.installshield.event.wizard.*;
import com.installshield.event.product.*;
import com.installshield.wizard.*;
import com.installshield.wizard.service.*;
import com.installshield.wizard.awt.*;
import com.installshield.wizard.swing.*;
import com.installshield.wizard.console.*;
import com.installshield.product.*;
import com.installshield.util.*;
import com.installshield.ui.controls.*;
import com.installshield.database.designtime.*;

public class CatSupportFile extends WizardAction {
private String supportFileId = "";
// hidden property where value is stored
private String value = "";
* Retrieve the ini value from the specified file
public void execute(WizardBeanEvent event) {
supportFileId = resolveString(supportFileId);
WizardServices wServices = event.getServices();
try {
ISSetupFileDef supportFile = wServices.getISDatabase().getDatabaseDef().getSetupFile(supportFileId);
if (supportFile != null) {
String filePath = event.getWizard().getRuntimeFileResourceLocation(supportFile.getStorageKey(),true,wServices);
value = FileUtils.readTextFromFile(filePath, null);
catch (ServiceException e) {
event.getServices().logEvent(this, Log.ERROR, e);
* Validate properties
public void build(WizardBuilderSupport support) {
// validate supportFileId property
if (supportFileId.equals("")) {
support.logEvent(this, Log.ERROR, "Support File ID field must be specified");
public String getSupportFileId() {
return supportFileId;
public void setSupportFileId(String supportFileId) {
this.supportFileId = supportFileId;
public String getValue() {
return value;
public void setValue(String value) {
this.value = value;

02-07-2006, 10:21 AM
Judging from the API help, perhaps try this:

WizardServices wServices = event.getWizard( ).getServices( );

Jeff Morse
02-07-2006, 12:54 PM
Thanks Robert, that fixed the 2 getServices () errors. Now I'm still getting the error:

CatSupportFile.java:53: cannot access com.installshield.boot.CoreFileUtils
file com\installshield\boot\CoreFileUtils.class not found
value = FileUtils.readTextFromFile(filePath, null);

I tried readFileToString as well and got the same error.

Please help!


02-07-2006, 01:50 PM
Hmmm... Is bootstrap.jar on the compiler's class path?

Jeff Morse
02-07-2006, 02:06 PM
U da man! That was it. I added bootstrap.jar to my cp and voila. Now to see if the bean actually does what I want it too. On to step 2.

Thanks very much for your help Robert. Give yourself a raise!


02-07-2006, 02:22 PM
Give yourself a raise!I will (in cups of coffee, at least)! Thanks!