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CA "types"

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Posted 19 May 2005 - 14:25

Morning everyone,

I'm pretty new to InstallShield and MSI's.

I'm using IS 11 with a pretty high degree of success.
(Credit should be given to the IS product for this success NOT me.)

I notice, as I read through the various posts, participants refer to CA "types"
IE: 19, 06, etc.

Where might a newbe like me, learn of these various message types and how and when to use them ?

Might these be a "Message types for dummies" somewhere that I might avail myself of ?

I have learned so much by reading these posts.

Thanks in advance to everyone who responds.


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 14:24

http://msdn.microsof...n_reference.asp is the root of the MSDN reference on custom actions and

http://msdn.microsof...ction_types.asp is the page that gives the overviews for them.

The types mostly have to do with when the custom action is executed (immediate/deferred) and how it is executed (dll in binary table, in place js/vbscript, external js/vbscript, etc)


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Posted 20 May 2005 - 16:13

Hey Nick !

Thanks, very much, for the links.

This is EXACTLY the kind of information I was looking for.

Take care.

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 20 May 2005 - 17:55

There is also an article with some background information that you might find helpful:
Installation Phases and In-Script Execution Options for Custom Actions in Windows Installer