Cloning Custom Actions

InstallShield 2015

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI
Merge Module
MSI Database
MSM Database

InstallShield provides the ability to copy or clone your custom actions. Cloning creates a new custom action of the same type and with all of the same properties and values as the original custom action. You can use cloning to create multiple custom actions that have similar attributes without having to manually set every custom action attribute.

Note that the clone operation clones only the custom action. It does not insert the custom action into any of the installation sequences.

To clone a custom action:

1. In the View List under Behavior and Logic, click Custom Actions and Sequences (in Basic MSI, InstallScript MSI, MSI Database, and Transform projects) or Custom Actions (in DIM, Merge Module, and MSM Database projects).
2. In the Custom Actions explorer, right-click the custom action that you want to clone and click Clone.

InstallShield adds a copy of the cloned custom action to the Custom Actions explorer. The name of the custom action is the same name as the cloned custom action, except that the copy has a 1 at the end of the name.

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