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Custom Actions Editor

Allows you to specify additional actions to be performed on a target computer during installation. Custom actions are contained in .dll, .exe, VBScript, JScript, or Installer class files within your solution.

To access the Custom Actions Editor, on the View menu, point to Editor, and then click Custom Actions when a deployment project is selected in Solution Explorer.

The Custom Actions Editor contains a single pane with a hierarchical list of custom actions. The list is divided into four sections representing the phases of installation.

Install
Custom actions placed under this node will be executed at the end of the install phase of installation, after all files have been installed.
Commit
Custom actions placed under this node will be executed at the end of the commit phase of installation, which occurs when the install phase has finished without errors.
Rollback
Custom actions placed under this node will be executed at the end of the rollback phase of installation, which is triggered when an installation error occurs.
Uninstall
Custom actions placed under this node will be executed at the end of the uninstall phase of installation, which occurs when an application is uninstalled.

See Also

Walkthrough: Creating a Custom Action | Custom Actions Management in Deployment | Editors Used in Deployment

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