AssemblyInstaller Class

Loads an assembly, and runs all the installers in it.

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

public class AssemblyInstaller : Installer
public class AssemblyInstaller extends Installer
public class AssemblyInstaller extends Installer

In the following example, an AssemblyInstaller is created by invoking the AssemblyInstaller constructor. The properties of this object are set and the Install and Commit methods are called to install the MyAssembly.exe assembly.

using System;
using System.Configuration.Install;
using System.Collections;
using System.Collections.Specialized;

class AssemblyInstaller_Example
   static void Main()
      IDictionary mySavedState = new Hashtable();

      Console.WriteLine( "" );

         // Set the commandline argument array for 'logfile'.
         string[] commandLineOptions = new string[ 1 ] {"/LogFile=example.log";

         // Create an object of the 'AssemblyInstaller' class.
         AssemblyInstaller myAssemblyInstaller = new 
                     AssemblyInstaller( "MyAssembly.exe" , commandLineOptions );

         myAssemblyInstaller.UseNewContext = true;

         // Install the 'MyAssembly' assembly.
         myAssemblyInstaller.Install( mySavedState );

         // Commit the 'MyAssembly' assembly.
         myAssemblyInstaller.Commit( mySavedState );
      catch (ArgumentException)
      catch (Exception e)
         Console.WriteLine( e.Message );

import System.*;
import System.Configuration.Install.*;
import System.Collections.*;
import System.Collections.Specialized.*;

class AssemblyInstallerExample
    public static void main(String[] args)
        IDictionary mySavedState = new Hashtable();

        try {
            // Set the commandline argument array for 'logfile'.
            String commandLineOptions[] = 
                new String[] { "/LogFile=example.log" ;

            // Create an object of the 'AssemblyInstaller' class.
            AssemblyInstaller myAssemblyInstaller = 
                new AssemblyInstaller("MyAssembly.exe", commandLineOptions);

            // Install the 'MyAssembly' assembly.

            // Commit the 'MyAssembly' assembly.
        catch (ArgumentException exp) {
        catch (System.Exception e) {


Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

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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