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ComponentInstaller.CopyFromComponent Method

When overridden in a derived class, copies all the properties that are required at install time from the specified component.

Namespace:  System.Configuration.Install
Assembly:  System.Configuration.Install (in System.Configuration.Install.dll)

public abstract void CopyFromComponent(
	IComponent component


Type: System.ComponentModel.IComponent
The component to copy from.

The installer should take all the information it can from the live component, and store it for use at install time.

The following example defines a class MyInstallClass, which creates the event log and copies the properties of the event log component to the EventLogInstaller. It also checks whether the ServiceInstaller can perform the same kind of installation as the EventLogInstaller.

EventLogInstaller myEventLogInstaller = new EventLogInstaller();
// Create a source for the specified event log, on local computer.
EventLog.CreateEventSource("MyEventSource","MyEventLog", ".");
// Create an event log instance and associate it with the log .
EventLog myEventLog = new EventLog("MyEventLog", ".", "MyEventSource");
// Copy the properties that are required at install time from
// the event log component to the installer.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.