RunInstallerAttribute RunInstallerAttribute RunInstallerAttribute RunInstallerAttribute Class

Definition

Specifies whether the Visual Studio Custom Action Installer or the Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) should be invoked when the assembly is installed.

public ref class RunInstallerAttribute : Attribute
[System.AttributeUsage(System.AttributeTargets.Class)]
public class RunInstallerAttribute : Attribute
type RunInstallerAttribute = class
    inherit Attribute
Public Class RunInstallerAttribute
Inherits Attribute
Inheritance
RunInstallerAttributeRunInstallerAttributeRunInstallerAttributeRunInstallerAttribute
Attributes

Examples

The following example specifies that the installer should be run for MyProjectInstaller.

[RunInstallerAttribute(true)]
ref class MyProjectInstaller: public Installer{
   // Insert code here.
};
[RunInstallerAttribute(true)]
 public class MyProjectInstaller : Installer {
    // Insert code here.
 }
<RunInstallerAttribute(True)> _
Public Class MyProjectInstaller
    Inherits Installer

    ' Insert code here.
End Class 'MyProjectInstaller

The next example creates an instance of MyProjectInstaller. Then it gets the attributes for the class, extracts the RunInstallerAttribute, and prints whether to run the installer.

int main()
{
   // Creates a new installer.
   MyProjectInstaller^ myNewProjectInstaller = gcnew MyProjectInstaller;

   // Gets the attributes for the collection.
   AttributeCollection^ attributes = TypeDescriptor::GetAttributes( myNewProjectInstaller );

   /* Prints whether to run the installer by retrieving the 
       * RunInstallerAttribute from the AttributeCollection. */
   RunInstallerAttribute^ myAttribute = dynamic_cast<RunInstallerAttribute^>(attributes[ RunInstallerAttribute::typeid ]);
   Console::WriteLine( "Run the installer? {0}", myAttribute->RunInstaller );
   return 0;
}
public static int Main() {
    // Creates a new installer.
    MyProjectInstaller myNewProjectInstaller = new MyProjectInstaller();
 
    // Gets the attributes for the collection.
    AttributeCollection attributes = TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(myNewProjectInstaller);
 
    /* Prints whether to run the installer by retrieving the 
     * RunInstallerAttribute from the AttributeCollection. */
    RunInstallerAttribute myAttribute = 
       (RunInstallerAttribute)attributes[typeof(RunInstallerAttribute)];
    Console.WriteLine("Run the installer? " + myAttribute.RunInstaller.ToString());
  
    return 0;
 }
Public Shared Function Main() As Integer
    ' Creates a new installer.
    Dim myNewProjectInstaller As New MyProjectInstaller()
    
    ' Gets the attributes for the collection.
    Dim attributes As AttributeCollection = TypeDescriptor.GetAttributes(myNewProjectInstaller)
    
    ' Prints whether to run the installer by retrieving the
    ' RunInstallerAttribute from the AttributeCollection. 
    Dim myAttribute As RunInstallerAttribute = _
        CType(attributes(GetType(RunInstallerAttribute)), RunInstallerAttribute)

    Console.WriteLine(("Run the installer? " & myAttribute.RunInstaller.ToString()))
    Return 0
End Function 'Main

Remarks

If a class that inherits from Installer is marked with the RunInstallerAttribute set to true, Visual Studio's Custom Action Installer or the InstallUtil.exe will be invoked when the assembly is installed. Members marked with the RunInstallerAttribute set to false will not invoke an installer. The default is true.

Note

When you mark a property with the RunInstallerAttribute set to true, the value of this attribute is set to the constant member Yes. For a property marked with the RunInstallerAttribute set to false, the value is No. Therefore, when you want to check the value of this attribute in your code, you must specify the attribute as RunInstallerAttribute.Yes or RunInstallerAttribute.No.

For more information, see Attributes.

Constructors

RunInstallerAttribute(Boolean) RunInstallerAttribute(Boolean) RunInstallerAttribute(Boolean) RunInstallerAttribute(Boolean)

Initializes a new instance of the RunInstallerAttribute class.

Fields

Default Default Default Default

Specifies the default visiblity, which is No. This static field is read-only.

No No No No

Specifies that the Visual Studio Custom Action Installer or the Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) should not be invoked when the assembly is installed. This static field is read-only.

Yes Yes Yes Yes

Specifies that the Visual Studio Custom Action Installer or the Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) should be invoked when the assembly is installed. This static field is read-only.

Properties

RunInstaller RunInstaller RunInstaller RunInstaller

Gets a value indicating whether an installer should be invoked during installation of an assembly.

TypeId TypeId TypeId TypeId

When implemented in a derived class, gets a unique identifier for this Attribute.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Methods

Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object) Equals(Object)

Determines whether the value of the specified RunInstallerAttribute is equivalent to the current RunInstallerAttribute.

GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Generates a hash code for the current RunInstallerAttribute.

GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Object)
IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute() IsDefaultAttribute()

Determines if this attribute is the default.

Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object) Match(Object)

When overridden in a derived class, returns a value that indicates whether this instance equals a specified object.

(Inherited from Attribute)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

(Inherited from Object)
ToString() ToString() ToString() ToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.

(Inherited from Object)

Explicit Interface Implementations

_Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetIDsOfNames(Guid, IntPtr, UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Maps a set of names to a corresponding set of dispatch identifiers.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr) _Attribute.GetTypeInfo(UInt32, UInt32, IntPtr)

Retrieves the type information for an object, which can be used to get the type information for an interface.

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32) _Attribute.GetTypeInfoCount(UInt32)

Retrieves the number of type information interfaces that an object provides (either 0 or 1).

(Inherited from Attribute)
_Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr) _Attribute.Invoke(UInt32, Guid, UInt32, Int16, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr, IntPtr)

Provides access to properties and methods exposed by an object.

(Inherited from Attribute)

Applies to

See also