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OnAfterInstall Method

Installer.OnAfterInstall Method

Raises the AfterInstall event.

[Visual Basic]
Protected Overridable Sub OnAfterInstall( _
   ByVal savedState As IDictionary _
protected virtual void OnAfterInstall(
 IDictionary savedState
protected: virtual void OnAfterInstall(
 IDictionary* savedState
protected function OnAfterInstall(
   savedState : IDictionary


An IDictionary that contains the state of the computer after all the installers contained in the Installers property have completed their installations.


This method is called after the Install methods of all the installers in this instance's InstallerCollection run.

Raising an event invokes the event handler through a delegate. For more information, see Raising an Event.

The OnAfterInstall method also allows derived classes to handle the event without attaching a delegate. This is the preferred technique for handling the event in a derived class.

Notes to Inheritors:  When overriding OnAfterInstall in a derived class, be sure to call the base class's OnAfterInstall method so that registered delegates receive the event.


[Visual Basic, C#, C++] The following example demonstrates the OnAfterInstall method. This method is overridden in the derived class. Space is provided to add steps to be done before the installation in the OnAfterInstall method.

[Visual Basic] 
' Override the 'OnAfterInstall' method.
Protected Overrides Sub OnAfterInstall(savedState As IDictionary)
   ' Add steps to be done after the installation is over.
   Console.WriteLine("OnAfterInstall method of MyInstaller called")
End Sub 'OnAfterInstall

// Override the 'OnAfterInstall' method.
protected override void OnAfterInstall(IDictionary savedState)
   // Add steps to be done after the installation is over.
   Console.WriteLine("OnAfterInstall method of MyInstaller called");

// Override the 'OnAfterInstall' method.
void OnAfterInstall(IDictionary* savedState) {
    // Add steps to be done after the installation is over.
    Console::WriteLine(S"OnAfterInstall method of MyInstaller called");

[JScript] No example is available for JScript. To view a Visual Basic, C#, or C++ example, click the Language Filter button Language Filter in the upper-left corner of the page.


Platforms: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003 family

.NET Framework Security: 

See Also

Installer Class | Installer Members | System.Configuration.Install Namespace | OnCommitted | OnAfterRollback | OnAfterUninstall | OnCommitting | OnBeforeInstall | OnBeforeRollback | OnBeforeUninstall

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