I am using Basic MSI Project.
I have created one xml file and reading values from it and storing in a property named "NAME" using system search mechanism.
I also have to get the computer name which i am getting via registry entry using system search mechanism and storing this is property named "COMPUTERNAME".
Now during installation in customer Information dialog i want to store this two property in COMPANY EDIT edit box.

Please let me know how can i get to the solution.

Any help will be appriciated.

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First point to make is that you don't need the registry read / system search method to obtain the computer name, there is a standard property ComputerName which you can use instead.

As you may already be aware you cant use the Property table to assign a value to a property based on the value of one - or in your case two - other properties as this would create a circular reference.

Instead, you should consider using a Type 51 custom action. This will allow you to use the formatted type for the assignment So your property assignment might be something like this

COMPANYEDIT = [NAME]-[ComputerName]

NB: Remember though that there are special considerations if you are using deferred custom actions as most properties are not defined in this mode. If this is the case, have a search around for the CustomActionData method.


Answered 04/24/2011 by: spartacus
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Thanks Brother.
it was great help
sorry for late reply.
it worked fine
can i send u a beer..:)
Answered 05/05/2011 by: abhijeetkusre
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