Creating Properties in Windows Installer–Based Projects

InstallShield 2015

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI
Merge Module
MSI Database
MSM Database

Project-specific differences are noted where applicable.

For instructions on creating properties in Advanced UI and Suite Advanced UI projects, see Creating Properties in Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI Projects.

You can create your own project-wide properties through the Property Manager. These properties allow you to set a value in one place and use it throughout your project.

To create a property:

1. In the View List under Behavior and Logic, click Property Manager.
2. Click the New Property button. InstallShield adds a new row at the bottom of the view.
3. In the Name column, enter a name for the new property.
4. In the Value column, enter a value for the property.
5. In the Comments column, optionally enter comments about the property.

Tip: Use the following guidelines when entering values in the Property Manager view:

To overwrite all of the text in a table cell, click the table cell and then type your new property name, value, or comments.
To place the cursor at a particular place within a table cell, double-click that place. Then type your change.

Tips for Creating Windows Installer Properties in Windows Installer–Based Projects

If you want to create a property that can be changed at the command line, use all uppercase letters in the property’s name. For example, INSTALLDIR is a property that can be set or changed from the command line. For more information, see Overview of Windows Installer Properties.

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