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EventLogInstaller.UninstallAction Property

Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the Installutil.exe (Installer Tool) should remove the event log or leave it in its installed state at uninstall time.

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

public UninstallAction UninstallAction { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Configuration.Install.UninstallAction
One of the UninstallAction values that indicates what state to leave the event log in when the EventLog is uninstalled. The default is Remove.


UninstallAction contains an invalid value. The only valid values for this property are Remove and NoAction.

When you install an event log, you can optionally connect it to an existing log. If you do so, you must decide whether the log should return to its pre-installation state, or remain in its current, post-installation state. If you elect to return the event log to its pre-installation state, changes to the event log entries at installation are not restored. You can reset only the event log properties that are associated with the EventLogInstaller to their pre-installation values.

.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.