Edit Property Dialog

Create or edit a property.

Edit Property

General

Name

In this field, you can specify the property name. When choosing the property's name, you should also decide if the property is private or public.

Value

In this field, you can specify the property's default value. Since this field is Pseudo-formatted, you can use some of the properties available when your custom property is initialized. To select one of them, type the "[" character and select the "Property..." menu.

Comments

In this field, you can add useful information about the property as comments.

Hide Property

Prevents the property from being written into the log file. This may be used to prevent the installer from displaying passwords or other confidential information in the log file.

NoteWhen the machine Debug policy is set to a value of 7, the installer writes the property in the log, even if the property is marked as hidden.

Set persistent property

If you enable this option, the property is stored in the registry and available in maintenance mode (repair, uninstall, etc.) and during the upgrade installation.

Secure property

Encrypts the value stored in the property.

Checking this option automatically adds the SecureProp.dll to the project and an internal custom action that is executed during the install execute stage. To learn how to integrate this functionality with your application see the Secure Property how-tos.

Admin property

Allows the property to be saved during administrative installation; meaning when the user installs from an administrative image, this value is used rather than the one stored in the MSI file.

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