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ComponentInstaller::IsEquivalentInstaller Method

Determines if the specified installer installs the same object as this installer.

Namespace:  System.Configuration.Install
Assembly:  System.Configuration.Install (in System.Configuration.Install.dll)

virtual bool IsEquivalentInstaller(
	ComponentInstaller^ otherInstaller


Type: System.Configuration.Install::ComponentInstaller

The installer to compare.

Return Value

Type: System::Boolean
true if this installer and the installer specified by the otherInstaller parameter install the same object; otherwise, false.

Typically, IsEquivalentInstaller returns true only if this installer and the installer specified by the otherInstaller parameter install the same object. In such a case, calling the Install or Uninstall method on either installer results in the same system state.

The following example defines a class MyInstallClass, which creates the event log and copies the properties of the event log component to the EventLogInstaller object. It also checks whether ServiceInstaller object can handle the same kind of installation as EventLogInstaller.

ServiceInstaller^ myServiceInstaller = gcnew ServiceInstaller;
// Check whether 'ServiceInstaller' object can handle the same 
// kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller' object. 
if ( myEventLogInstaller->IsEquivalentInstaller( myServiceInstaller ) )
   Console::WriteLine( "'ServiceInstaller' can handle the same kind " +
      "of installation as EventLogInstaller" );
   Console::WriteLine( "'ServiceInstaller' can't handle the same " +
      "kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller'" );

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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