InstallerCollection Class

 

Contains a collection of installers to be run during an installation.

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

System.Object
  System.Collections.CollectionBase
    System.Configuration.Install.InstallerCollection

Public Class InstallerCollection
	Inherits CollectionBase

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubpropertyCapacity

Gets or sets the number of elements that the CollectionBase can contain.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyCount

Gets the number of elements contained in the CollectionBase instance. This property cannot be overridden.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protpropertyInnerList

Gets an ArrayList containing the list of elements in the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubpropertyItem(Int32)

Gets or sets an installer at the specified index.

System_CAPS_protpropertyList

Gets an IList containing the list of elements in the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodAdd(Installer)

Adds the specified installer to this collection of installers.

System_CAPS_pubmethodAddRange(Installer())

Adds the specified array of installers to this collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodAddRange(InstallerCollection)

Adds the specified collection of installers to this collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodClear()

Removes all objects from the CollectionBase instance. This method cannot be overridden.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodContains(Installer)

Determines whether the specified installer is included in collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodCopyTo(Installer(), Int32)

Copies the items from the collection to an array, begining at the specified index.

System_CAPS_pubmethodEquals(Object)

Determines whether the specified object is equal to the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodFinalize()

Allows an object to try to free resources and perform other cleanup operations before it is reclaimed by garbage collection.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetEnumerator()

Returns an enumerator that iterates through the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetHashCode()

Serves as the default hash function. (Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodGetType()

Gets the Type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodIndexOf(Installer)

Determines the index of a specified installer in the collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodInsert(Int32, Installer)

Inserts the specified installer into the collection at the specified index.

System_CAPS_protmethodMemberwiseClone()

Creates a shallow copy of the current Object.(Inherited from Object.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnClear()

Performs additional custom processes when clearing the contents of the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnClearComplete()

Performs additional custom processes after clearing the contents of the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnInsert(Int32, Object)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Performs additional custom processes before a new installer is inserted into the collection.(Overrides CollectionBase.OnInsert(Int32, Object).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnInsertComplete(Int32, Object)

Performs additional custom processes after inserting a new element into the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnRemove(Int32, Object)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Performs additional custom processes before an installer is removed from the collection.(Overrides CollectionBase.OnRemove(Int32, Object).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnRemoveComplete(Int32, Object)

Performs additional custom processes after removing an element from the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnSet(Int32, Object, Object)

This API supports the product infrastructure and is not intended to be used directly from your code. Performs additional custom processes before an existing installer is set to a new value.(Overrides CollectionBase.OnSet(Int32, Object, Object).)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnSetComplete(Int32, Object, Object)

Performs additional custom processes after setting a value in the CollectionBase instance.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_protmethodOnValidate(Object)

Performs additional custom processes when validating a value.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodRemove(Installer)

Removes the specified Installer from the collection.

System_CAPS_pubmethodRemoveAt(Int32)

Removes the element at the specified index of the CollectionBase instance. This method is not overridable.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodToString()

Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodICollection.CopyTo(Array, Int32)

Copies the entire CollectionBase to a compatible one-dimensional Array, starting at the specified index of the target array.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIList.Add(Object)

Adds an object to the end of the CollectionBase.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIList.Contains(Object)

Determines whether the CollectionBase contains a specific element.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIList.IndexOf(Object)

Searches for the specified Object and returns the zero-based index of the first occurrence within the entire CollectionBase.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIList.Insert(Int32, Object)

Inserts an element into the CollectionBase at the specified index.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privmethodIList.Remove(Object)

Removes the first occurrence of a specific object from the CollectionBase.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privpropertyICollection.IsSynchronized

Gets a value indicating whether access to the CollectionBase is synchronized (thread safe).(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privpropertyICollection.SyncRoot

Gets an object that can be used to synchronize access to the CollectionBase.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privpropertyIList.IsFixedSize

Gets a value indicating whether the CollectionBase has a fixed size.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privpropertyIList.IsReadOnly

Gets a value indicating whether the CollectionBase is read-only.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

System_CAPS_pubinterfaceSystem_CAPS_privpropertyIList.Item(Int32)

Gets or sets the element at the specified index.(Inherited from CollectionBase.)

NameDescription
System_CAPS_pubmethodAsParallel()

Overloaded. Enables parallelization of a query.(Defined by ParallelEnumerable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodAsQueryable()

Overloaded. Converts an IEnumerable to an IQueryable.(Defined by Queryable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodCast(Of TResult)()

Casts the elements of an IEnumerable to the specified type.(Defined by Enumerable.)

System_CAPS_pubmethodOfType(Of TResult)()

Filters the elements of an IEnumerable based on a specified type.(Defined by Enumerable.)

The InstallerCollection provides the methods and properties that your application needs to manage a collection of Installer objects.

Use any of the following three ways to add installers to the collection:

  • The Add method adds a single installer to the collection.

  • The AddRange methods add multiple installers to the collection.

  • The Insert method and the Item property, which is the InstallerCollection indexer, each add a single installer to the collection at the specified index.

Remove installers through the Remove method. Check whether an installer is in the collection by using the Contains method. Find where an installer is located in the collection by using the IndexOf method.

The installers in a collection are run when the installer containing the collection, as specified by the Installer.Parent property, calls their Install, Commit, Rollback, or Uninstall methods.

For examples of the usage of an installer collection, see the AssemblyInstaller and TransactedInstaller classes.

The following example demonstrates the Add method of the InstallerCollection class. This example provides an implementation similar to that of Installutil.exe (Installer Tool). It installs assemblies with the options preceding that particular assembly. If an option is not specified for an assembly, the previous assembly's options are taken if there is a previous assembly in the list. If the "/u" or "/uninstall" option is specified, the assemblies are uninstalled. If the "/?" or "/help" option is provided, the help information is displayed to the console.

Imports System
Imports System.ComponentModel
Imports System.Collections
Imports System.Configuration.Install
Imports System.IO

Public Class InstallerCollection_Add

   'Entry point which delegates to C-style main Private Function
   Public Overloads Shared Sub Main()
      Main(System.Environment.GetCommandLineArgs())
   End Sub

   Overloads Public Shared Sub Main(args() As String)
      Dim options As New ArrayList()
      Dim myOption As String
      Dim toUnInstall As Boolean = False
      Dim toPrintHelp As Boolean = False
      Dim myTransactedInstaller As New TransactedInstaller()
      Dim myAssemblyInstaller As AssemblyInstaller
      Dim myInstallContext As InstallContext

      Try
         Dim i As Integer
         For i = 1 To args.Length - 1
            ' Process the arguments.
            If args(i).StartsWith("/") Or args(i).StartsWith("-") Then
               myOption = args(i).Substring(1)
               ' Determine whether the option is to 'uninstall' a assembly.
               If String.Compare(myOption, "u", True) = 0 Or String.Compare(myOption, "uninstall", _
                                                                              True) = 0 Then
                  toUnInstall = True
                  GoTo ContinueFor1
               End If
               ' Determine whether the option is for printing help information.
               If String.Compare(myOption, "?", True) = 0 Or String.Compare(myOption, "help", _
                                                                                 True) = 0 Then
                  toPrintHelp = True
                  GoTo ContinueFor1
               End If
               ' Add the option encountered to the list of all options
               ' encountered for the current assembly.
               options.Add(myOption)
            Else
               ' Determine whether the assembly file exists.
               If Not File.Exists(args(i)) Then
                  ' If assembly file doesn't exist then print error.
                  Console.WriteLine(" Error : {0} - Assembly file doesn't exist.", args(i))
                  Return
               End If
               ' Create an instance of 'AssemblyInstaller' that installs the given assembly.
               myAssemblyInstaller = New AssemblyInstaller(args(i), CType(options.ToArray _
                                                               (GetType(String)), String()))
               ' Add the instance of 'AssemblyInstaller' to the 'TransactedInstaller'.
               myTransactedInstaller.Installers.Add(myAssemblyInstaller)
            End If
         ContinueFor1: 
         Next i
         ' If user requested help or didn't provide any assemblies to install
         ' then print help message.
         If toPrintHelp Or myTransactedInstaller.Installers.Count = 0 Then
            PrintHelpMessage()
            Return
         End If

         ' Create an instance of 'InstallContext' with the options specified.
         myInstallContext = New InstallContext("Install.log", CType(options.ToArray _
                                                               (GetType(String)), String()))
         myTransactedInstaller.Context = myInstallContext

         ' Install or Uninstall an assembly depending on the option provided.
         If Not toUnInstall Then
            myTransactedInstaller.Install(New Hashtable())
         Else
            myTransactedInstaller.Uninstall(Nothing)
         End If
      Catch e As Exception
         Console.WriteLine(" Exception raised : {0}", e.Message)
      End Try
   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub PrintHelpMessage()
      Console.WriteLine("Usage : InstallerCollection_Add [/u | /uninstall] [option [...]]assembly"+ _
                                                               "[[option [...]] assembly] [...]]")
      Console.WriteLine("InstallerCollection_Add executes the installers in each of" + _
      " the given assembly. If /u or /uninstall option is given it uninstalls the assemblies.")
   End Sub 'PrintHelpMessage
End Class 'InstallerCollection_Add

.NET Framework
Available since 1.1

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

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