InstallException InstallException InstallException InstallException Class

Definition

The exception that is thrown when an error occurs during the commit, rollback, or uninstall phase of an installation.

public ref class InstallException : SystemException
[System.Serializable]
public class InstallException : SystemException
type InstallException = class
    inherit SystemException
Public Class InstallException
Inherits SystemException
Inheritance
Attributes

Examples

The following example, plus the examples in the InstallException constructors, together make up an example showing an assembly having its own installer. The installer is named MyInstaller, which has an attribute RunInstallerAttribute, indicating that this installer will be invoked by Installutil.exe (Installer Tool). Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) calls the methods Commit, Rollback, Install and Uninstall. The code in Commit presumes that a file named FileDoesNotExist.txt exists before the installation of the assembly can be committed. If the file FileDoesNotExist.txt does not exist, Commit raises an InstallException. The same is the case with Uninstall in which an uninstallation will only happen if a file named FileDoesNotExist.txt exists. Otherwise it raises an InstallException. In Rollback, a code fragment is executed, which might raise an exception. If the exception is raised, it is caught and an InstallException is raised with that exception being passed to it.

Note

Run this example with the help of Installutil.exe. Type this in the command prompt:

Installutil InstallException.exe

-or-

Installutil /u InstallException.exe

#using <System.dll>
#using <System.Configuration.Install.dll>

using namespace System;
using namespace System::ComponentModel;
using namespace System::Collections;
using namespace System::Configuration::Install;
using namespace System::IO;

[RunInstaller(true)]
ref class MyInstaller: public Installer
{
public:
   virtual void Install( IDictionary^ savedState ) override
   {
      Installer::Install( savedState );
      Console::WriteLine( "Install ..." );
      
      // Commit is called when install goes through successfully.
      // Rollback is called if there is any error during Install.
      // Uncommenting the code below will lead to 'RollBack' being called,
      // currently 'Commit' shall be called.
      // throw new IOException();
   }


   virtual void Commit( IDictionary^ savedState ) override
   {
      Installer::Commit( savedState );
      Console::WriteLine( "Commit ..." );
      
      // Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      if (  !File::Exists( "FileDoesNotExist.txt" ) )
            throw gcnew InstallException;

      
      // Perform the final installation if the file exists.
   }


   virtual void Rollback( IDictionary^ savedState ) override
   {
      Installer::Rollback( savedState );
      Console::WriteLine( "RollBack ..." );
      try
      {
         
         // Performing some activity during rollback that raises an 'IOException*'.
         throw gcnew IOException;
      }
      catch ( Exception^ e ) 
      {
         throw gcnew InstallException( "IOException* raised",e );
      }

      
      // Perform the remaining rollback activites if no exception raised.
   }


   virtual void Uninstall( IDictionary^ savedState ) override
   {
      Installer::Uninstall( savedState );
      Console::WriteLine( "UnInstall ..." );
      
      // Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      if (  !File::Exists( "FileDoesNotExist.txt" ) )
            throw gcnew InstallException( "The file 'FileDoesNotExist'  does not exist" );

      
      // Perform the uninstall activites if the file exists.
   }

};

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( "This assembly is just an example for the Installer" );
}

using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Collections;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.IO;


[RunInstaller(true)]
public class MyInstaller : Installer
{
   public override void Install(IDictionary savedState)
   {
      base.Install(savedState);
      Console.WriteLine("Install ...");

      // Commit is called when install goes through successfully.
      // Rollback is called if there is any error during Install.

      // Uncommenting the code below will lead to 'RollBack' being called,
      // currently 'Commit' shall be called.

      // throw new IOException();
   }

   public override void Commit(IDictionary savedState)
   {
      base.Commit(savedState);
      Console.WriteLine("Commit ...");
      // Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      if(!File.Exists("FileDoesNotExist.txt"))
         throw new InstallException();
      // Perform the final installation if the file exists.
   }

   public override void Rollback(IDictionary savedState)
   {
      base.Rollback(savedState);
      Console.WriteLine("RollBack ...");
      try
      {
         // Performing some activity during rollback that raises an 'IOException'.
         throw new IOException();
      }
      catch(Exception e)
      {
         throw new InstallException("IOException raised", e);
      }
      // Perform the remaining rollback activites if no exception raised.
   }

   public override void Uninstall(IDictionary savedState)
   {
      base.Uninstall(savedState);
      Console.WriteLine("UnInstall ...");
      // Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      if(!File.Exists("FileDoesNotExist.txt"))
         throw new InstallException("The file 'FileDoesNotExist'" +
            " does not exist");
      // Perform the uninstall activites if the file exists.
   }
}


// An Assembly that has its own installer.
public class MyAssembly1
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      Console.WriteLine("This assembly is just an example for the Installer");
   }
}
Imports System
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Configuration.Install
Imports System.IO

<RunInstaller(True)> Public Class MyInstaller
   Inherits Installer

   Public Overrides Sub Install(savedState As IDictionary)
      MyBase.Install(savedState)
      Console.WriteLine("Install ...")

     ' Commit is called when install goes through successfully.
     ' Rollback is called if there is any error during Install.
     ' Uncommenting the code below will lead to 'RollBack' being called,
     ' currently 'Commit' shall be called.
     ' throw new IOException();

   End Sub

   Public Overrides Sub Commit(savedState As IDictionary)
      MyBase.Commit(savedState)
      Console.WriteLine("Commit ...")
      ' Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      If Not File.Exists("FileDoesNotExist.txt") Then
         Throw New InstallException()
      End If
      ' Perform the final installation if the file exists.
   End Sub

   Public Overrides Sub Rollback(savedState As IDictionary)
      MyBase.Rollback(savedState)
      Console.WriteLine("RollBack ...")
      Try
         ' Performing some activity during rollback that raises an 'IOException'.
         Throw New IOException()
      Catch e As Exception
         Throw New InstallException("IOException raised", e)
      End Try
   End Sub 'Rollback
    ' Perform the remaining rollback activites if no exception raised.

   Public Overrides Sub Uninstall(savedState As IDictionary)
      MyBase.Uninstall(savedState)
      Console.WriteLine("UnInstall ...")
      ' Throw an error if a particular file doesn't exist.
      If Not File.Exists("FileDoesNotExist.txt") Then
         Throw New InstallException("The file 'FileDoesNotExist'" + " does not exist")
      End If
      ' Perform the uninstall activites if the file exists.
   End Sub

End Class

' An Assembly that has its own installer.
Public Class MyAssembly1
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Console.WriteLine("This assembly is just an example for the Installer")
   End Sub
End Class

Constructors

InstallException() InstallException() InstallException() InstallException()

Initializes a new instance of the InstallException class.

InstallException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InstallException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InstallException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) InstallException(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

Initializes a new instance of the InstallException class with serialized data.

InstallException(String) InstallException(String) InstallException(String) InstallException(String)

Initializes a new instance of the InstallException class, and specifies the message to display to the user.

InstallException(String, Exception) InstallException(String, Exception) InstallException(String, Exception) InstallException(String, Exception)

Initializes a new instance of the InstallException class, and specifies the message to display to the user, and a reference to the inner exception that is the cause of this exception.

Properties

Data Data Data Data

Gets a collection of key/value pairs that provide additional user-defined information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink HelpLink

Gets or sets a link to the help file associated with this exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
HResult HResult HResult HResult

Gets or sets HRESULT, a coded numerical value that is assigned to a specific exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
InnerException InnerException InnerException InnerException

Gets the Exception instance that caused the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Message Message Message Message

Gets a message that describes the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
Source Source Source Source

Gets or sets the name of the application or the object that causes the error.

(Inherited from Exception)
StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace StackTrace

Gets a string representation of the immediate frames on the call stack.

(Inherited from Exception)
TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite TargetSite

Gets the method that throws the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Methods

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

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.

(Inherited from Object)
GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException() GetBaseException()

When overridden in a derived class, returns the Exception that is the root cause of one or more subsequent exceptions.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode() GetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function.

(Inherited from Object)
GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext) GetObjectData(SerializationInfo, StreamingContext)

When overridden in a derived class, sets the SerializationInfo with information about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)
GetType() GetType() GetType() GetType()

Gets the runtime type of the current instance.

(Inherited from Exception)
MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone() MemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.

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

Creates and returns a string representation of the current exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Events

SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState SerializeObjectState

Occurs when an exception is serialized to create an exception state object that contains serialized data about the exception.

(Inherited from Exception)

Applies to

See also