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Christopher Painter
06-07-2006, 09:50 AM
I've made a cmall contribution to InstallSite entitled:

"Decode the CustomActionData Property in InstallScript"
http://www.installsite.org/pages/en/msi/ca.htm

Now that InstallScript CA's running in Deferred/Commit/Rollback execution don't have access to the MSI handle via IDriver we must follow the same rules that other CA's must follow. One of these rules is that we only have access to a limited number of MSI Properties.

This contribution is designed to illustrate how to use an immeadiate Type51 Property Custom Action to assign an array of properties to the CustomActionData property ( such as /PROPA=1 /PROPB=2 /PROPC=3 ) and then from within InstallScript decode the value of PROPA, PROPB or PROPC.

I hope this helps people making the transition to the new InstallScript runtime environment.