Gets the help text for all the installers in the installer collection.

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

public virtual string HelpText { get; }
public:
property String^ HelpText {
	virtual String^ get();
}
abstract HelpText : string with get
override HelpText : string with get
Public Overridable ReadOnly Property HelpText As String

Property Value

Type:

The help text for all the installers in the installer collection, including the description of what the installer does and the command line options for the installation executable, such as the InstallUtil.exe utility, that can be passed to and understood by this installer.

Exception Condition
NullReferenceException

One of the installers in the installer collection specifies a null reference instead of help text. A likely cause for this exception is that a field to contain the help text is defined but not initialized.

The following example demonstrates the property. This property is defined in the Installer class, which, when called, returns the description of the Installer and the command line options for the installation executable, such as the Installutil.exe utility, that can be passed to and understood by the Installer.

// Override the property 'HelpText'.
public override string HelpText
{
   get
   {
      return "Installer Description : This is a sample Installer\n"
           + "HelpText is used to provide useful information about the "
           + "installer.";
   }
}
' Override the property 'HelpText'.
Public Overrides ReadOnly Property HelpText() As String
   Get
      Return _
      "Installer Description : This is a sample Installer" + ControlChars.NewLine + _
      "HelpText is used to provide useful information about the installer."
   End Get
End Property
   // Override the property 'HelpText'.
property String^ HelpText 
{
   virtual String^ get() override
   {
      return "Installer Description : This is a sample Installer\n"
           + "HelpText is used to provide useful information about the "
           + "installer.";
   }
}
.NET Framework
Available since 1.1
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