Formatted Text Custom Actions

This type of custom action sets a property or an install directory from a formatted text string. The parameters in this string may be properties, environment variables, file paths, or the directory paths of components. This is useful for passing information to subsequent custom actions.

The following basic custom action types set a property or directory. For more information, see the particular Custom Action Type.

Custom action type Description
Custom Action Type 51 Sets a property with a formatted text string.
Custom Action Type 35 Sets a directory with a formatted text string.


See the section Summary List of All Custom Action Types for a summary of all types of custom actions and how they are encoded into the CustomAction table.