A component is a unit of functionality that can be included in, or excluded from, a run-time image. A component can include files, registry data, custom resources, and dependency information, and can belong to categories, packages, and dependency groups.
Custom components are authored by using Component Designer. You can create a custom component manually, or you can create one by importing a .pmq, .inf, or .reg file. When you import one of these file types, Component Designer creates a new component definition (.sld) file and one or more new components. These components are complete with properties, settings, and all necessary resources such as files and registry data.
In This Section
- Creating a Component
- Describes how to add a component to an .sld file and how to specify its properties.
- Creating a Component from a PMQ File
- Describes how to create an .sld file by importing a Target Analyzer file (*.pmq)
- Creating a Component from an INF File
- Describes how to create an .sld file by importing a previously installed .inf file.
- Creating a Component from a REG File
- Describes how to create an .sld file by importing a registry (.reg) file.
- Component Designer Guide
- Describes how to use Component Designer to create components and associated objects and save them in .sld files.