View Full Version : delete multiple components

10-13-2010, 04:57 AM

I'm new to InstallShield and one could assume that this question is rather trivial, but how can I delete multiple components from the component view (or anywhere else)?
E.g. I have a feature with about 100 components and I decide that I want to remove this feature completely from my installation, how can I do that? Of course I can remove the feature and remove the files that were included, but then I have about 100 empty components left, associated with no feature and I'm not very eager to delete them all one by one.

Thanks in advance for your help.

10-18-2010, 01:04 PM
Did you have a look at the automation builds.
I believe you can delete multiple components using the script

10-19-2010, 08:15 AM
yes, meanwhile i found out about the automation interface. it's a pretty handy feature, but nevertheless i can't see why they didn't just include the possibility to select multiple components in the components view or a filter or sorting function.
i still don't understand why nobody else seems to have a need for this functionality and i'm still doubting that i'm going the right way designing my setup.

10-19-2010, 12:38 PM
May be to make sure that no one deletes multiple components even by mistake.
Re-creating a deleted component is hard :)