Product Details Tab

General information about the application installed by the package. For an example, see the Professional Installation tutorial.

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Name

The complete name of your application. This field is of PseudoFormatted Type and can be edited with Smart Edit Control. The value in this field is stored in the ProductName property and it can be localized.

Version

The application version.

A version string has the format "x.y.z" where x, y and z are numbers. Windows Installer actually allows 4 numbers in the string, but the last one is ignored when comparing versions. The maximum acceptable version string is "255.255.65535.65535". The following are examples of valid version strings: "3", "2.0", "2.11", "5.10.5".

TipThe value in this field is stored in the ProductVersion property.

ImportantWhen changing the Product Version, you should also allow generating a new Product Code if and only if you plan to check “Automatically upgrade older versions of the product” on the Install Parameters page. Read why in Changing Version.

Set version from file

To retrieve the Product Version from a file (EXE file for example), right-click in the edit box and select the “Set version from file...” menu item. This will allow you to select a file from Files and Folders page. You can change the source file by clicking the [ ... ] button in the edit box.

The version must be contained by the file metadata, not as a string in a text file.

You can revert to a simple string value by right-clicking in the edit box and selecting the “Set version to string value” menu item.

Publisher

The full name of your company. This field is of PseudoFormatted Type and can be edited with Smart Edit Control. The value in this field is stored in the Manufacturer property and it can be localized.

Support Info

NoteThe following fields are of PseudoFormatted Type and can be edited with Smart Edit Control. Their content can be localized.

Support Link

The application's home page URL.

Update Info Link

The URL for application update information.

Help Link

The URL where the user can get technical support.

Support Telephone

The phone number where the user can get technical support.

Contact

The e-mail address for technical support.

Comments

A more detailed description of the application. This information is displayed in the Programs and Features applet in the Control Panel.

Readme File

Set the Readme File for your application.

Programs and Features

Register product with Windows Installer.

This option registers the product with Windows Installer.

Caution!If this option is not checked you cannot remove, repair or reinstall the application by using the Control Panel, the Windows Installer command-line options or the Windows Installer application programming interface (API).

Icon File

This is the icon which will be shown for the product in the "Programs and Features" applet in Control Panel. Choose a file that contains icons by using the [ Browse... ] button and select from the available icons in the drop-down list. Press [ Reset ] to use the default Windows Installer icon.

Disable Modify

Disables the "Change" option in the "Programs and Features" applet in the Control Panel.

Disable Repair

Disables the "Repair" button in the "Programs and Features" applet in the Control Panel. This button is showed when you select the Click here for support information link.

Disable Remove

Disables the "Remove" option in the "Programs and Features" applet in the Control Panel.

Do not show in list

Prevents the product from being displayed in the "Programs and Features" applet in the Control Panel.

Override Windows Installer programs list entry

This option allows you to:

  • Change the name used for the "Programs and Features" applet in the Control Panel by editing the “Custom Name” field instead of changing the “Product Name” property.
  • Use Enhanced User Interface during Uninstall or Modify performed from the "Programs and Features" Control Panel applet.
  • Use a single "Uninstall/Change" button instead of separate buttons for each operation
  • Display a custom disk size in "Programs and Features" applet (not supported on Windows XP or older)

ImportantApplied patches will no longer be displayed when selecting the “Override Windows Installer programs list entry” option and the patched versions will be listed side by side. Also, Disable Repair option is enabled because only native Windows Installer "Programs and Features" entries can use a [ Repair ] button.