ComponentInstaller.IsEquivalentInstaller Method

Determines if the specified installer installs the same object as this installer.

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

public virtual bool IsEquivalentInstaller (
	ComponentInstaller otherInstaller
)
public boolean IsEquivalentInstaller (
	ComponentInstaller otherInstaller
)
public function IsEquivalentInstaller (
	otherInstaller : ComponentInstaller
) : boolean

Parameters

otherInstaller

The installer to compare.

Return Value

true if this installer and the installer specified by the otherInstaller parameter install the same object; otherwise, false.

Typically, IsEquivalentInstaller returns true only if this installer and the installer specified by the otherInstaller parameter install the same object. In such a case, calling the Install or Uninstall method on either installer results in the same system state.

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

ServiceInstaller myServiceInstaller = new  ServiceInstaller();
// Check whether 'ServiceInstaller' object can handle the same 
// kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller' object.
if(myEventLogInstaller.IsEquivalentInstaller(myServiceInstaller))
{
   Console.WriteLine("'ServiceInstaller' can handle the same kind" 
                     +" of installation as EventLogInstaller");

else
{
    Console.WriteLine("'ServiceInstaller' can't handle the same" 
                 +" kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller'");


ServiceInstaller myServiceInstaller = new ServiceInstaller();
// Check whether 'ServiceInstaller' object can handle the same 
// kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller' object.
if (myEventLogInstaller.IsEquivalentInstaller(myServiceInstaller)) {
    Console.WriteLine("'ServiceInstaller' can handle the same kind"
        + " of installation as EventLogInstaller");

else {
    Console.WriteLine("'ServiceInstaller' can't handle the same"
        + " kind of installation as 'EventLogInstaller'");


  • Full trust for the immediate caller. This member cannot be used by partially trusted code. For more information, see .

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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