The RemoveIniFile table contains the information an application needs to delete from a .ini file.
The RemoveIniFile table has the following columns.
The key for this table.
The .ini file name in which to delete the information.
Name of a property whose value is assumed to resolve to the full path to the folder of the .ini file to be removed. The property can be the name of a directory in the Directory table, a property set by the AppSearch table, or any other property that represents a full path.
The localizable .ini file section.
The localizable .ini file key below the section.
The localizable value to be deleted. The value is required when Action is 4.
The type of modification to be made.
Constant Hexadecimal Decimal Meaning msidbIniFileActionRemoveLine 0x002 2 Deletes .ini entry. msidbIniFileActionRemoveTag 0x004 4 Deletes a tag from a .ini entry.
External key into first column of the Component table referencing the component that controls the deletion of the .ini value.
The .ini file information is deleted when the corresponding Component has been selected to be installed, either locally or run from source.
This table is referred to when the RemoveIniValues action is executed.
If the Directory_ column is specified as null, the ini file location is the standard Windows ini location which is the Windows directory by default.
Removing the last value from a section deletes that section. There is no other way to delete an entire section other than removing all its values.