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Attribute field of Component table

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 15:39

In Components table contain field Attribute, I suppose it used for some control functionality.

In Windows Installer documentation, three flags in doubt for me:

msidbComponentAttributesLocalOnly 0

Comment: Component cannot be run from source.

msidbComponentAttributesSourceOnly 1

Comment: Component can only be run from source.

msidbComponentAttributesOptional 2

Comment: Component can run locally or from source.

In what is their practical usage?

Sincerely your,
Anton Spitsyn

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 24 August 2004 - 17:44

0 means that the file will be copied to the user's ahrd disk, 1 means that the file will remain on the CD, 2 means that the user can select whether to copy the file to hard disk or leave it on CD. In order to run from source (CD) of course your application needs to be prepared for this. This is often used for large multi media files or sample code.