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InstallerCollection.Add Method

Adds the specified installer to this collection of installers.

Namespace: System.Configuration.Install
Assembly: System.Configuration.Install (in system.configuration.install.dll)

public int Add (
	Installer value
)
public int Add (
	Installer value
)
public function Add (
	value : Installer
) : int

Parameters

value

An Installer that represents the installer to add to the collection.

Return Value

The zero-based index of the added installer.

The Parent property of the added Installer is set to specify the Installer containing this collection.

The following example is an excerpt of the example in the InstallerCollection class.

using System;
using System.ComponentModel;
using System.Collections;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.IO;

public class InstallerCollection_Add
{
   public static void Main(String[] args)
   {
      ArrayList options = new ArrayList();
      String myOption;
      bool toUnInstall = false;
      bool toPrintHelp = false;
      TransactedInstaller myTransactedInstaller = new TransactedInstaller();
      AssemblyInstaller myAssemblyInstaller;
      InstallContext myInstallContext;

      try
      {
         for(int i = 0; i < args.Length; i++)
         {
            // Process the arguments.
            if(args[i].StartsWith("/") || args[i].StartsWith("-"))
            {
               myOption = args[i].Substring(1);
               // Determine whether the option is to 'uninstall' a assembly.
               if(String.Compare(myOption, "u", true) == 0 ||
                  String.Compare(myOption, "uninstall", true) == 0)
               {
                  toUnInstall = true;
                  continue;
               
               // Determine whether the option is for printing help information.
               if(String.Compare(myOption, "?", true) == 0 ||
                  String.Compare(myOption, "help", true) == 0)
               {
                  toPrintHelp = true;
                  continue;
               
               // Add the option encountered to the list of all options
               // encountered for the current assembly.
               options.Add(myOption);
            
            else
            {
               // Determine whether the assembly file exists.
               if(!File.Exists(args[i]))
               {
                  // If assembly file doesn't exist then print error.
                  Console.WriteLine(" Error : {0 - Assembly file doesn't exist.", args[i]);
                  return;
               
               // Create an instance of 'AssemblyInstaller' that installs the given assembly.
               myAssemblyInstaller = new AssemblyInstaller(args[i],
                  (string[]) options.ToArray(typeof(string)));
               // Add the instance of 'AssemblyInstaller' to the 'TransactedInstaller'.
               myTransactedInstaller.Installers.Add(myAssemblyInstaller);
            
         
         // If user requested help or didn't provide any assemblies to install
         // then print help message.
         if(toPrintHelp || myTransactedInstaller.Installers.Count == 0)
         {
            PrintHelpMessage();
            return;
         

         // Create an instance of 'InstallContext' with the options specified.
         myInstallContext =
            new InstallContext("Install.log",
            (string[]) options.ToArray(typeof(string)));
         myTransactedInstaller.Context = myInstallContext;

         // Install or Uninstall an assembly depending on the option provided.
         if(!toUnInstall)
            myTransactedInstaller.Install(new Hashtable());
         else
            myTransactedInstaller.Uninstall(null);
      
      catch(Exception e)
      {
         Console.WriteLine(" Exception raised : {0", e.Message);
      
   

   public static void PrintHelpMessage()
   {
      Console.WriteLine("Usage : InstallerCollection_Add [/u | /uninstall] [option [...]] assembly" +
         "[[option [...]] assembly] [...]]");
      Console.WriteLine("InstallerCollection_Add executes the installers in each of" +
         " the given assembly. If /u or /uninstall option" +
         " is given it uninstalls the assemblies.");
   


import System.*;
import System.ComponentModel.*;
import System.Collections.*;
import System.Configuration.Install.*;
import System.IO.*;

public class InstallerCollectionAdd
{
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        ArrayList options = new ArrayList();
        String myOption;
        boolean toUnInstall = false;
        boolean toPrintHelp = false;
        TransactedInstaller myTransactedInstaller = new TransactedInstaller();
        AssemblyInstaller myAssemblyInstaller;
        InstallContext myInstallContext;
        try {
            for (int i = 0; i < args.length; i++) {
                // Process the arguments.
                if (args[i].StartsWith("/") || args[i].StartsWith("-")) {
                    myOption = args[i].Substring(1);

                    // Determine whether the option is to
                    //'uninstall' a assembly.
                    if (String.Compare(myOption, "u", true) == 0 
                        || String.Compare(myOption, "uninstall", true) == 0) {
                            toUnInstall = true;
                            continue;
                    

                    // Determine whether the option is 
                    //for printing help information.
                    if (String.Compare(myOption, "?", true) == 0 
                        || String.Compare(myOption, "help", true) == 0) {
                            toPrintHelp = true;
                            continue;
                    

                    // Add the option encountered to the list of all options
                    // encountered for the current assembly.
                    options.Add(myOption);
                
                else {
                    // Determine whether the assembly file exists.
                    if (!(File.Exists(args[i]))) {
                        // If assembly file doesn't exist then print error.
                        Console.WriteLine(" Error : {0 - Assembly "
                            +"file doesn't exist.", args[i]);
                        return;
                    
                    // Create an instance of 'AssemblyInstaller'
                    //that installs the given assembly.
                    myAssemblyInstaller = new AssemblyInstaller(args[i], 
                        (String[])(options.ToArray(String.class.ToType())));

                    // Add the instance of 'AssemblyInstaller'
                    //to the 'TransactedInstaller'.
                    myTransactedInstaller.get_Installers().
                        Add(myAssemblyInstaller);
                 
            
            // If user requested help or didn't provide any assemblies to 
            //install then print help message.
            if (toPrintHelp 
                || myTransactedInstaller.get_Installers().get_Count() == 0) {
                    PrintHelpMessage();
                    return;
            
            // Create an instance of 'InstallContext'
            //with the options specified.
            myInstallContext = new InstallContext("Install.log",
                (String[])(options.ToArray(String.class.ToType())));
            myTransactedInstaller.set_Context(myInstallContext);

            // Install or Uninstall an assembly depending
            //on the option provided.
            if (!(toUnInstall)) {
                myTransactedInstaller.Install(new Hashtable());
            
            else {
                myTransactedInstaller.Uninstall(null);
            
        
        catch (System.Exception e) {
            Console.WriteLine(" Exception raised : {0", e.get_Message());
        
     //main

    public static void PrintHelpMessage()
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Usage : InstallerCollectionAdd [/u | /uninstall]"
            + " [option [...]] assembly" + "[[option [...]] assembly] [...]]");
        Console.WriteLine("InstallerCollectionAdd executes the installers in"
            +" each of" + " the given assembly. If /u or /uninstall option" 
            + " is given it uninstalls the assemblies.");
     //PrintHelpMessage
 //InstallerCollectionAdd

  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0
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