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CRITICAL page in Developer documentation

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Posted 07 February 2002 - 20:16

Maybe I'm just slow, but this is the first time I've stumbled across this topic in the InstallScript documentation:

Windows Installer API Functions

My life would have been a lot easier a lot earlier if I'd known this was here.

What burns my ass is you type something like MsiDatabaseOpenView in the InstallScript index and you get nothing - even though it's a valid InstallScript function.

I've been bustin' my tail trying to get C++ DLL's working with these Windows Installer functions and InstallShield had InstallScript versions all along!  

What a bunch of ball-busters!

Maybe a bunch of you already know about this, but I can't be the only one who missed this critical page.

For an example of how to use them:
1) go to InstallScript in Developer
2) in upper left drop down, select "Miscellaneous"
3) in upper right drop-down select ResolveSource

Check out the script it adds as an example.


Also check out this sample install:
C:\Program Files\InstallShield\Developer\Samples\ScriptSamples

(Edited by mandrews at 5:55 pm on Feb. 7, 2002)

Kurt Schneider

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Posted 08 February 2002 - 18:54

Just another "Stealth Feature", care of InstallShield!