Friday, 3 August 2012

MSI Custom Action Types


This table also shows how you should interpret the Source and Target columns for each type of custom action


Type
Description
Source
Target
1
.dll stored in a binary
Stream
Key to a row in the
Binary table
Name of the .dll
entry point.
2
.exe stored in a binary
Stream
Key to a row in the
Binary table
Command-line string
used to launch the
.exe.
5
JScript in a binary
Stream
Key to a row in the
Binary table
Name of the JScript
function to call.
6
VBScript in a binary
Stream
Key to a row in the
Binary table
Name of the VBScript
function to call
7
Installation of a
package nested inside
of the first package
Name of the substorage
containing
database of nested
application.
Properties settings
string.
17
.dll installed as part
of a product
Key to a row in the File
Table
Name of the .dll
entry point.
18
.exe installed as part
of a product
Key to a row in the File
Table
Command-line string
used to launch the
.exe.
19
Displays a specified
error message and
returns failure,
terminating the
installation
Blank
Formatted text string.
The literal message or
an index into the Error
table.
21
JScript file installed as
part of a product
Key to a row in the File
Table
Name of the JScript
function to call.
22
VBScript file installed
as part of a product
Key to a row in the File
Table
Name of the VBScript
function to call.
23
Installation of a
package that resides in
the first application’s
source tree
Path of nested
package specified
relative to the root of
the source location
Properties settings
String
34
EXE in a known
Directory
Key to a row in the
Directory table
Name of the
executable file and any
options. Use quotes to
surround long file
names.
35
Directory set via
formatted text
Key to the Directory
Table
Formatted text string
that will be set as the
directory path when
this action is executed.
37
JScript text         
Null
A string of JScript code
to execute.
38
VBScript text
Null
A string of VBScript
code to execute.
39
Installation of an
application that is
advertised or already
installed
Product Code for the
application to install
Properties settings
String
50
.exe named by a
Property
Property name or key
to a row in the Property
table
Command-line string
used to launch the
.exe.
51
Property set via
formatted text
Property name or key
to the Property table
Formatted text string
that will be stored in
the property when this
action is executed.
53
JScript text stored in a
Property
Property name or key
to a row in the Property
table
Name of the JScript
function to call.
54
VBScript text stored in
a property
Property name or key
to a row in the Property
table
Name of the VBScript
function to call.


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