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Code Example: Finish-Install Actions in a Co-installer

In this example, a co-installer performs the following operations to support finish-install actions:

  • When the co-installer receives a DIF_NEWDEVICEWIZARD_FINISHINSTALL request, it calls the installer-supplied function FinishInstallActionsNeeded to determine whether there are finish-install actions to perform. (The code for the FinishInstallActionsNeeded function is not shown in this example).

    If FinishInstallActionsNeeded returns TRUE, the co-installer calls SetupDiGetDeviceInstallParams to retrieve the device installation parameters for the device and then calls SetupDiSetDeviceInstallParams to set the FlagsEx member of the SP_DEVINSTALL_PARAMS structure for the device with the DI_FLAGSEX_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION flag. Setting this flag causes Windows to send a DIF_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION request to all class installers, class co-installers, and device co-installers that are involved in the installation of this device. This request is sent after all installation operations, except the finish-install actions, have completed.

  • When the co-installer receives a DIF_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION request, the co-installer again calls FinishInstallActionsNeeded to determine whether it has finish-install actions to perform and, if so, performs the finish-install actions. The co-installer notifies the user that finish-install actions are in progress and waits for the finish-install actions to complete before returning from processing the DIF_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION request.

  • If the finish-install actions succeed, the co-installer notifies the user that finish-install actions succeeded.

  • If the finish-install actions required a system restart to complete the finish-install actions, the co-installer calls SetupDiGetDeviceInstallParams to retrieve the device installation parameters for the device and then calls SetupDiSetDeviceInstallParams to set the Flags member of the SP_DEVINSTALL_PARAMS structure for the device with the DI_NEEDREBOOT flag. The installer also notifies the user that a system restart is required.

  • If the finish-install actions fail and the finish-install actions should be attempted again the next time the device is enumerated, the co-installer notifies the user of this situation.

    Note  Starting in Windows 8 a finish-install action is only run once. Windows will not automatically run it again, especially not the next time the device is enumerated because that is not when finish-install actions are run.
  • If the finish-install actions fail and the co-installer determines that the finish-install actions cannot succeed, the co-installer notifies the user of this situation.

  • By default, the co-installer returns NO_ERROR in response to a DIF_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION request if the finish-install actions succeeded, or if the finish-install actions failed and the co-installer determine that the finish-install actions should not be attempted again. The co-installer returns a Win32 error code only if the finish-install actions fail and the finish-install actions should be attempted again the next time the device is enumerated in the context of an administrator.

    Note  Starting in Windows 8 a finish-install action is only run once. Windows will not automatically run it again, especially not the next time the device is enumerated because that is not when finish-install actions are run.

The following co-installer code example shows the basic structure of co-installer code that implements finish-install actions:


DWORD CALLBACK
SampleCoInstaller(
  IN DI_FUNCTION  InstallFunction,
  IN HDEVINFO  DeviceInfoSet,
  IN PSP_DEVINFO_DATA  DeviceInfoData,
  IN OUT PCOINSTALLER_CONTEXT_DATA  Context
  )
{
  SP_DEVINSTALL_PARAMS DeviceInstallParams;
  DWORD ReturnValue = NO_ERROR; // The default return value

  switch(InstallFunction)
  {
    case DIF_NEWDEVICEWIZARD_FINISHINSTALL:
      //
      // Processing for finish-install wizard pages
      //
      // Processing for finish-install actions
      if (FinishInstallActionsNeeded())
      {
        // Obtain the device install parameters for the device
        // and set the DI_FLAGSEX_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION flag
        DeviceInstallParams.cbSize = sizeof(DeviceInstallParams);
        if (SetupDiGetDeviceInstallParams(DeviceInfoSet, DeviceInfoData, &DeviceInstallParams))
        {
          DeviceInstallParams.FlagsEx |= DI_FLAGSEX_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION;
          SetupDiSetDeviceInstallParams(DeviceInfoSet, DeviceInfoData, &DeviceInstallParams);
        }
      }
      break;

    case DIF_FINISHINSTALL_ACTION:
      if (FinishInstallActionsNeeded())
      {
        //
        // Perform the finish-install actions,
        // notify the user that finish install actions
        // are in progress and wait for
        // the finish-install actions to complete
        //
        // If the finish-install actions succeed, notify the user
        //
        // If the finish install actions require a system restart: 
        // notify the user, call SetupDiGetDeviceInstallParams 
        // to obtain the device install parameters for the device in 
        // DeviceInstallParams, and call SetupDiSetInstallParams to set 
        // the DI_NEEDREBOOT flag in DeviceInstallParams.Flags
        // 
        // If the finish install actions failed, but
        // should be attempted again: clean up,
        // notify the user of the failure, and
        // set ReturnValue to an appropriate Win32 error code
        //
        // If the finish install actions failed and 
        // should not be attempted again: clean up
        // and notify the user of the failure
        //
        // Starting with Windows 8, a finish-install action
        // is only run once. Windows will not automatically
        // run it again, especially not the next time
        // the device is enumerated because that is not when
        // finish-install actions are run.
        //
      }
      break;
  }

  return ReturnValue;
}

 

 

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