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Installer.HelpText Property

Gets the help text for all the installers in the installer collection.

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

public virtual string HelpText { get; }

Property Value

Type: System.String
The help text for all the installers in the installer collection, including the description of what the installer does and the command line options for the installation executable, such as the InstallUtil.exe utility, that can be passed to and understood by this installer.

ExceptionCondition
NullReferenceException

One of the installers in the installer collection specifies a null reference instead of help text. A likely cause for this exception is that a field to contain the help text is defined but not initialized.

The following example demonstrates the HelpText property. This property is defined in the Installer class, which, when called, returns the description of the Installer and the command line options for the installation executable, such as the Installutil.exe utility, that can be passed to and understood by the Installer.

// Override the property 'HelpText'. 
public override string HelpText
{
   get
   {
      return "Installer Description : This is a sample Installer\n"
           + "HelpText is used to provide useful information about the "
           + "installer.";
   }
}

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 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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