Query regarding TRANSFORMS Property

Hello All,

I am looking for an answer to the below query...
Query: How many transforms can we pass to the TRANSFORMS property at a time.

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Answers (6)

Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Great question!

I don't know but I'd imagine that the number is unlimited but there is probably a limit to the length of the string that the engine will handle. By that, I mean you could probably have many, many more transforms if they were all named with, say, a single letter and number (or double-letter...you get the idea) than if they were named like: "This is the English United States transform which includes the customisations for Accounts, Human Resources and Operations."

What that limit is...my guess would be 255 characters (255 is a popular number in Windows!) but I think it would be better answered in the MSDN Windows Installer web session or newsgroup.
Posted by: the_apostate 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

Thank you for the hint..[;)]. One of my friends found this -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa367576(VS.85).aspx

A Windows Installer package can apply no more than 255 transforms when installing an application or update. When many transforms are necessary, they should be combined and previous obsolete transforms should be eliminated.
Posted by: AngelD 13 years ago
Red Belt
Only 255 transforms?... sounds limited [:D]
Posted by: turbokitty 13 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
I'm also disappointed, I'm switching it OSX Leopard!
Posted by: LB3 13 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I wouldn't want to work on a package with 255 transforms please.. lol [8D]
Posted by: AngelD 13 years ago
Red Belt
Spot on TK.
As always, switching to *NIX solves it all [8D]

A MAC would do it now when they are able to run on INTEL, I would however use OpenBSD instead.
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