[wix-users] Passing parameters to in-script custom actions

Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare) tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com
Tue Aug 23 06:00:17 PDT 2016

I will give it a try, thanks.  I uses a custom action to do it and it does set the property, the property just never gets updated when sent to the deferred custom action.

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of sampat magi
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Subject: EXT: Re: [wix-users] Passing parameters to in-script custom actions

For setting a property to a value, which is again a property/properties , please use <SetProperty/>


On 23-Aug-2016 12:07 am, "Vanniekerk, Tyrel (GE Healthcare)" < tyrel.vanniekerk at ge.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a custom action with Execute=commit running Before 
> InstallFinalize.  The action gets called and at this point I have to 
> use session. CustomActionData to get parameters to the custom action.  
> I created a property with the same name as the custom action and added 
> some text in there for the properties.  Initially I tried to add some 
> property references in there like [INSTALLFOLDER], but the text just 
> came through with the brackets.  Then I added a custom action to set 
> the property to the correct value on the Next button of the dialog 
> that sets the values and I can see the property being set to the 
> correct value, but when the custom action is run, the text sent to 
> CustomActionData is whatever it was set to at the start of the install.
> What's the correct way to send data consisting of property values to 
> an in-script custom action?
> Thanks.
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