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Johannes John
10-09-2012, 10:18 AM

can someone confirm, that the suite don't starts an EXE, if his name includes brackets?


10-10-2012, 08:58 AM
I believe square brackets are used to indicate substitutions, and there isn't an escape syntax right now. As an alternative you might add a property such that things resolve to include the square brackets. E.g. if the exe you're trying to run is named abc[def]ghi.exe, you could add a property def with value [def].

Johannes John
10-10-2012, 09:36 AM
Thanks Michael,

I used the wrong word.
Not brackets but parentheses.
"(" or ")".


10-10-2012, 10:17 AM
I don't see any problems with this case. I copied notepad2.exe to Fake (parens).exe, added it as a package, and it ran. I then added it to the support files, added a button with the action {Open LAUNCHME}, and added a formatted property LAUNCHME with value [SETUPSUPPORTDIR]Fake (parens).exe, and it launched there too. What case isn't working for you? Does anything show up in the /debuglog?

Johannes John
10-11-2012, 03:41 AM
Thankyou Michael for your efforts,

it was not the name of the file, it was a problem of the associated feature.
After deleting and rebuilding of the feature, the problem occured no more.
It remains, that I don't know, what caused the problem.