.msi file and any external source files that may be pointed to by this file. A package therefore contains all the information the Windows Installer needs to run the UI and to install or uninstall the application. For more information, see also installer database.
- package code
GUID that identifies a particular package. A unique package code is required because some transforms or patch packages can be applied to more than one application or can upgrade an application into another application or version. For more information, see Package Codes.
Method of updating a file that replaces only the bits being changed, rather than the entire file. This means that users can download an upgrade patch for a product that is much smaller than the entire product. For more information, see Patch Packages.
- patch file
- preview mode
Mode for viewing the design of the UI. For more information, see Previewing the User Interface.
- progress bar
Control the installer can display during script execution time representing the progress of the installation. For more information, see Authoring a ProgressBar Control.
Global variables used during an installation. (See About Properties.)
The term "property" also refers to an attribute of an automation object. (See Automation Interface.)
Method of advertising a feature or application. Publishing does not populate the UI. However, if another application attempts to open a published application, there is enough information present for the installer to assign the published application. For more information, see assigning and Components and Features.