MsiGetProductCodeA function

The MsiGetProductCode function returns the product code of an application by using the component code of an installed or advertised component of the application. During initialization, an application must determine under which product code it has been installed or advertised.

Syntax

UINT MsiGetProductCodeA(
  LPCSTR szComponent,
  LPSTR  lpBuf39
);

Parameters

szComponent

This parameter specifies the component code of a component that has been installed by the application. This will be typically the component code of the component containing the executable file of the application.

lpBuf39

Pointer to a buffer that receives the product code. This buffer must be 39 characters long. The first 38 characters are for the GUID, and the last character is for the terminating null character.

Return Value

Value Meaning
ERROR_BAD_CONFIGURATION
The configuration data is corrupt.
ERROR_INSTALL_FAILURE
The product code could not be determined.
ERROR_INVALID_PARAMETER
An invalid parameter was passed to the function.
ERROR_SUCCESS
The function completed successfully.
ERROR_UNKNOWN_COMPONENT
The specified component is unknown.
 
 

Remarks

During initialization, an application must determine the product code under which it was installed. An application can be part of different products in different installations. For example, an application can be part of a suite of applications, or it can be installed by itself.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Windows Installer 5.0 on Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7. Windows Installer 4.0 or Windows Installer 4.5 on Windows Server 2008 or Windows Vista. Windows Installer on Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP. See the Windows Installer Run-Time Requirements for information about the minimum Windows service pack that is required by a Windows Installer version.
Target Platform Windows
Header msi.h
Library Msi.lib
DLL Msi.dll

See Also

Application-Only Functions