A. Actions

<action> - Common Properties

property

default value

allowed values

description

abortOnError

1

0, 1

Whether or not to abort the installation on an error while executing the action.

breakpoint

0

0, 1

Breakpoint

customErrorMessage

string

Show a custom error message.

explanation

text

Additional text to show when the action is displayed on the final page action list.

progressText

string

Text to show on the progress bar or final page action List

ruleEvaluationLogic

and

and, or

Boolean operator for rule concatenation

run

1

0, 1

Whether or not to run the related action or not

show

1

0, 1

Show or hide the checkbutton in the final page action list

showMessageOnError

1

0, 1

Whether or not to show an error message when an error occurs.

onErrorActionList

<action>

List of actions to execute if the action fails

ruleList

<rule>

List of rules to satisfy in order to evaluate the current element

Dialog Actions

<consoleWrite>

Write text to console

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to write

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showChoiceQuestion>

Prompt a choice question dialog to the user.

property

default value

allowed values

description

defaultValue

string

Default value

text

text

Information message that will be shown

title

Choose an option

string

Dialog title

variable

string

Variable to store choice

optionList

<option>

Predefined list of options that allows the user to select a value

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showInfo>

Prompt an info dialog to the user.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Information message that will be shown

title

${msg(MessageDialog.Info)}

string

Title of the dialog window

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showPasswordQuestion>

Ask the user to enter a password.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Question message that will be shown.

title

string

Dialog window title.

variable

string

Variable name where the password will be stored.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showProgressDialog>

Display an indeterminate progressmeter in a popup window to execute a list of actions.

property

default value

allowed values

description

height

100

positive integer or zero

Popup window height

title

Please wait

string

Title of the progress dialog window

width

300

positive integer or zero

Popup window width

actionList

<action>

Actions to Execute

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showQuestion>

Prompt a question to the user. The result is stored as yes or no in the given variable name.

property

default value

allowed values

description

default

yes

yes, no

Default answer, it can be yes or no.

text

text

Question message that will be shown.

title

${msg(MessageDialog.Question)}

string

Title of the dialog window

variable

string

Variable name where the result will be stored

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showStringQuestion>

Ask the user a question.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

string

Question message that will be shown.

title

string

Dialog window title.

variable

string

Variable name where the answer will be stored.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showText>

Display a read-only text dialog to the user.

property

default value

allowed values

description

height

600

positive integer or zero

Text window height

htmlText

text

HTML text that will be shown in Qt mode. Note that regular text still needs to be provided in case the installer is run in another mode

text

text

Text that will be shown.

title

string

Dialog title.

width

500

positive integer or zero

Text window width

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<showWarning>

Shows a warning dialog with the given text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

Warning message goes here

text

Warning message that will be shown.

title

${msg(MessageDialog.Warning)}

string

Title of the dialog window

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<throwError>

Generate an error inside the installer so the installer will exit. The only exception to this is when abortOnError equals zero or the action is inside a validationActionList, in which case it will prompt an error dialog to the user, but will not exit the installer.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

Unknown Error

text

Error message

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Environment Actions

<addDirectoryToPath>

Add a directory to the system path. This will modify the registry on windows and the appropiate shell initialization files on Unix systems

property

default value

allowed values

description

insertAt

end

beginning, end

Where to insert the new directory in the PATH (currently Unix only)

path

string

Path to the directory

scope

system

system, user

Select user path or system path.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addEnvironmentVariable>

Add a system environment variable. This will modify the registry on Windows and the appropiate shell initialization files on Unix systems.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Environment variable name.

scope

system

system, user

Scope.

username

string

User to modify the environment for. If empty, the current user will be used

value

string

Variable name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addFonts>

Add fonts to the Windows system

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addLibraryToPath>

Add a path in which the system will search for shared libraries on Linux

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to add to the system search for dynamic libraries on Linux

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteEnvironmentVariable>

Delete an environment variable from the system.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Environment variable name.

scope

system

system, user

Scope.

username

string

User to modify the environment for. If empty, the current user will be used

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<pwd>

Get the current working directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

variable

string

Variable to which to save the current working directory.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeDirectoryFromPath>

Remove a directory from the System Path. This will modify the System Path

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the directory

scope

system

system, user

Select user path or system path.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeFonts>

Remove fonts from the Windows system

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setEnvironmentVariable>

Set the value of a system environment variable. If it does not exist yet, a new one will be created. The variable will not exist once the installer has finished.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Variable name

value

string

Variable value

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

File Manipulation Actions

<addDirectoriesToUninstaller>

Add directories to the uninstaller.

property

default value

allowed values

description

addContents

0

0, 1

Whether or not to add directory contents to the uninstaller

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addFilesToUninstaller>

Add files to uninstaller.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addTextToFile>

Append text to a file. If the file does not exist, it will be created.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

iso8859-1

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, default, binary

Encoding of the text file

endOfLineConversion

auto

auto, none, cr, crlf, lf

End Of Line Conversion

file

string

Path to the file

insertAt

end

end, beginning

Whether to insert the text at the beginning or at the end of the file

text

text

Text to append

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<dos2unix>

Convert plain text files in DOS/Mac format to Unix format.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<iniFileGet>

Extract property values out of a INI file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

file

string

Path to INI file

key

string

Property Key

section

string

INI section

variable

string

Variable name to save property to

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<iniFileSet>

Set property values of a INI file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

file

string

Path to INI file

key

string

Property Key

section

string

INI section

value

string

Property Value

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<propertiesFileGet>

Extract property values out of a properties file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

default

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, default, binary

Encoding of the text file

endOfLineConversion

auto

auto, none, cr, crlf, lf

End Of Line Conversion

file

string

Path to the property file

key

string

Property key

variable

string

Variable name to save property to

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<propertiesFileSet>

Writes out property values to a properties file, creating a new file if it does not exist.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

default

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, default, binary

Encoding of the text file

endOfLineConversion

auto

auto, none, cr, crlf, lf

End Of Line Conversion

file

string

Path to the property file

key

string

Property key

value

string

Value to set the key to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<readFile>

Read the contents of a file and save it in a variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

iso8859-1

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, default, binary

Encoding of the text file

endOfLineConversion

auto

auto, none, cr, crlf, lf

End Of Line Conversion

name

string

Variable to which to save the file contents

path

string

Path to the file you wish to read the contents from

removeBOM

0

0, 1

Whether or not to remove or not Byte Order Mark on Unicode files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeFilesFromUninstaller>

Remove files or directories from uninstaller.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<substitute>

Substitute a value in a file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

binary

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, binary

Encoding of the files to substitute

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

type

regexp

regexp, exact

Type of substitution, regular expression or exact

substitutionList

<substitution>

List of patterns/values for a substitution

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<unix2dos>

Convert plain text files in Unix format to DOS format.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<writeFile>

Create or replace a file with a certain text content.

property

default value

allowed values

description

encoding

default

iso8859-1, iso8859-2, utf-8, cp1251, cp1252, ascii, macRoman, unicode, default, binary

Encoding of the text file

endOfLineConversion

auto

auto, none, cr, crlf, lf

End Of Line Conversion

path

string

Path of the file to be created or replaced

text

text

Text to write

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<xmlFileCommentElement>

Comment entire subtree of an XML file

property

default value

allowed values

description

element

string

XPath expression pointing to the selected element

file

string

Path to XML file

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<xmlFileGet>

Read value of element or attribute from an XML file

property

default value

allowed values

description

attribute

string

If present, the action will refer to the attribute instead of the element

element

string

XPath expression pointing to the selected element

file

string

Path to XML file

variable

string

Variable where to start the result

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<xmlFileSet>

Set the value of an element or attribute in an XML file

property

default value

allowed values

description

attribute

string

If present, the action will refer to the attribute instead of the element

element

string

XPath expression pointing to the selected element

file

string

Path to XML file

value

string

Value to store in element or attribute

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<yamlFileGet>

Read value of element from a YAML file

property

default value

allowed values

description

element

string

Path expression pointing to the selected element

file

string

Path to YAML file

variable

string

Variable where to start the result

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<yamlFileSet>

Set the value of an element in a YAML file

property

default value

allowed values

description

element

string

Path expression pointing to the selected element

file

string

Path to YAML file

value

string

Value to store in element

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

File System Actions

<copyFile>

Create a copy of a file or directory. The destination file or directory will be overwritten if it already exists

property

default value

allowed values

description

destination

string

Path to where the file will be copied.

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

origin

string

Path to the original file.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createBackupFile>

Create a backup of a file or directory. The backup will be named with a .bak extension if no destination is specified. If a backup file already exists, new backups will be named .bak1, .bak2 and so on.

property

default value

allowed values

description

destination

string

Path to the destination backup folder.

path

string

Path to original file you wish to backup.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createDirectory>

Create a new directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the new directory

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createShortcuts>

Creates one or more shortcuts in specified location.

property

default value

allowed values

description

destination

string

Path to the location where you want to create the shortcuts.

shortcutList

<shortcut>

List of shortcuts to create.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createSymLink>

Create a symbolic link to a file. It is the equivalent to the Unix ln command.

property

default value

allowed values

description

linkName

string

Symbolic link name.

target

string

Path to the file to which you want to create a symbolic link.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteFile>

Delete a file or directory (including its contents). The action does not throw an error if deleting a file or directory failed.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

path

string

Path to the file or directory to delete. It accepts patterns

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getFileInfo>

Gets Information About File Or Directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

followSymLinks

0

0, 1

Whether or not to follow or not symbolic links

path

string

Path

type

and

size, type

Type of information to retrieve

variable

string

Variable to store result in

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getSymLinkTarget>

Get the destination path referenced by the given symbolic link. Returns an empty value if the file doesn’t exist or is not a symbolic link.

property

default value

allowed values

description

link

string

Symbolic link path

variable

string

Variable to store result

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<renameFile>

Change the name of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

destination

string

New name of the file.

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

origin

string

Original name of the file.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<touchFile>

Update the access and modification times of a file or directory. If the file does not exist, it can be specified whether to create an empty file or not. It is equivalent to the touch Unix command.

property

default value

allowed values

description

createIfNotExists

1

0, 1

Whether or not to create the file in case it does not exist

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

path

string

Path to the file/directory to be touched

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<unpackDirectory>

Extract a directory from an installer before files are unpacked during the installation phase

property

default value

allowed values

description

addToUninstaller

0

0, 1

If enabled, adds unpacked objects to uninstaller so they are removed during uninstallation

component

string

Project component where the directory you want to extract is located.

destination

string

Path to the location where you want to extract the directory.

folder

string

Project folder name where the directory you want to extract is located.

origin

string

Directory name you want to extract.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<unpackFile>

Extract files from an installer before files are unpacked during the installation phase

property

default value

allowed values

description

addToUninstaller

0

0, 1

If enabled, adds unpacked objects to uninstaller so they are removed during uninstallation

component

string

Project component where the file you want to extract is located

destination

string

Path to the location where you want to extract the file

folder

string

Project folder name where where the file you want to extract is located

origin

string

File name you want to extract

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<unzip>

Extract content from a zip file to a destination folder.

property

default value

allowed values

description

addToUninstaller

0

0, 1

If enabled, adds unpacked objects to uninstaller so they are removed during uninstallation

destinationDirectory

string

Path to the folder where you want the file content to be extracted. The folder must exist and must be writable

zipFile

string

ZIP file that will be uncompressed

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<zip>

Pack one or more files to a zip file, relative to base directory.

property

default value

allowed values

description

baseDirectory

string

Directory that all files will be packed relatively to

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

zipFile

string

ZIP file that will be created

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Flow Control Actions

<break>

Break current loop

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<continue>

Continue current loop

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<foreach>

Iterate over a set of values

property

default value

allowed values

description

values

string

Space-separated values to iterate over

variables

string

Space-separated list of variables that will be assigned a value with each iteration

actionList

<action>

List of actions

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<if>

Conditionally execute a group of actions

property

default value

allowed values

description

conditionRuleEvaluationLogic

and

and, or

Condition rule evaluation logic

actionList

<action>

List of actions to execute if condition is true

conditionRuleList

<rule>

List of conditions

elseActionList

<action>

List of actions to execute if condition is false

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<while>

Execute a group of actions as long as conditions are met

property

default value

allowed values

description

conditionRuleEvaluationLogic

and

and, or

Condition rule evaluation logic

actionList

<action>

List of actions

conditionRuleList

<rule>

List of conditions

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

HTTP Actions

<httpGet>

Access a URL and save the result into a file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

filename

string

Filename to which to save the result to

password

string

Password for URLs that require authentication

url

string

URL to launch

username

string

Username for URLs that require authentication

httpHeadersList

<httpHeader>

List of headers for the request

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<httpPost>

Access a URL using HTTP POST and save the result into a file.

property

default value

allowed values

description

contentType

string

Content-type HTTP header.

data

text

Raw data that will be included in the POST query.

filename

string

Filename to which to save the result to

password

string

Password for URLs that require authentication

url

string

URL to launch

username

string

Username for URLs that require authentication

httpHeadersList

<httpHeader>

List of headers for the request

queryParameterList

<queryParameter>

List of variables that will be included in the POST query.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<httpProxyInit>

Configure proxy to be used by http actions

property

default value

allowed values

description

exclude

127.0.0.1

string

Space separated list of patters for urls that will be excluded from the proxy configuration

password

string

Proxy server password

port

string

Proxy server port

server

string

Proxy server url

username

string

Proxy server username

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<launchBrowser>

Launch the default web browser with a given URL.

property

default value

allowed values

description

url

string

URL of the page to be shown.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<urlDecode>

Decode a given text using URL formatting specifications and place the result in a variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to decode

variable

string

Variable to store the result in

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<urlEncode>

Encode a given text using URL formatting specifications and place the result in a variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to encode

variable

string

Variable to store the result in

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Installer Actions

<actionGroup>

Group a set of actions.

property

default value

allowed values

description

actionList

<action>

List of actions to be grouped

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addChoiceOptions>

Add options to an existing choice parameter

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of an existing choice parameter.

optionList

<option>

List of options to give to a choice parameter

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addChoiceOptionsFromText>

Add options to an existing choice parameter from a given text

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of an existing choice parameter.

text

text

Text with the options to give to a choice parameter

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<componentSelection>

Select or deselect components for installation.

property

default value

allowed values

description

deselect

string

Comma separated list of components you wish to deselect for installation.

select

string

Comma separated list of components you wish to select for installation.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<decodeBase64>

Decode a string using base64.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

string

Text to process

variable

string

Variable to save the final result to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<encodeBase64>

Encode a string using base64.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

string

Text to process

variable

string

Variable to save the final result to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<exit>

Exit the installer/uninstaller.

property

default value

allowed values

description

exitCode

0

positive integer or zero

exit code returned by the installer/uninstaller

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<generateRandomValue>

Generate a random value.

property

default value

allowed values

description

length

32

positive integer or zero

Character length for the generated value.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the generated value.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<globalVariables>

Mark a list of variables as global. Global variables defined or modified inside custom actions preserve their values after the execution while regular variables are not visible outside.

property

default value

allowed values

description

names

string

Variable names

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<logMessage>

Write a message to the installation log. Useful for debugging purposes.

property

default value

allowed values

description

enableTimeStamp

1

0, 1

Whether to enable timestamp in the message or not.

text

text

Message to include in log

timeStampFormat

[%H:%M:%S]

string

Format string for the optional timestamp. The string allows a number of field descriptors.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<mathExpression>

Calculate math expression

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

string

variable

string

Variable to save the final result to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<md4>

Generate a MD4 from a given text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to calculate the MD4 on.

useNTLMFormat

1

0, 1

Whether or not to create an NTLM compilant hash

variable

string

Variable to which to save the MD4 to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<md5>

Generate a MD5 from a given text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to calculate the MD5 on.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the MD5 to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeChoiceOptions>

Clear choice values for a parameter

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of an existing choice parameter.

options

string

Options to remove

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setEncryptionPassword>

Specifies and verifies password to use for copying files from installer

property

default value

allowed values

description

password

string

Password to use; action will throw error if password specified does not match password from build time

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setInstallerVariable>

Set a installer variable. If the name of the variable matches a parameter name, the value of the parameter will be updated.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Variable name

persist

0

0, 1

Whether the variable will be available in the uninstaller as well.

value

text

Value to set the variable to

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setInstallerVariableFromRegEx>

Set a installer variable to the result of a regular expression. If the name of the variable matches a parameter name, the value of the parameter will be updated.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of the variable to set

pattern

string

Pattern to match

substitution

string

Value to replace matched text with

text

text

Text to match

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setInstallerVariableFromScriptOutput>

Set a installer variable to the output of a script. If the name of the variable matches a parameter name, the value of the parameter will be updated.

property

default value

allowed values

description

exec

string

Path to the script to run

execArgs

string

Arguments to pass to the script

name

string

Name of the variable to set

workingDirectory

string

Working directory. This is important for scripts that expect to be run from a specific location

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<sha1>

Generate a SHA-1 from a given text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to calculate the SHA-1 on.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the SHA-1 to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<sha256>

Generate a SHA-256 from a given text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

text

text

Text to calculate the SHA-256 on.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the SHA-256 to.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<stringModify>

Perform one of the allowed transformations in the specified text, storing the result into a variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

logic

trim

toupper, tolower, totitle, trimleft, trimright, trim

Transformation to perform.

text

text

Text which will be transformed.

variable

string

Variable name which will store the result.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<wait>

Pause the installation for given time

property

default value

allowed values

description

ms

string

Number of milliseconds to wait

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Java Actions

<autodetectJava>

Autodetects an existing Java (tm) installation in the system and creates corresponding installer variables: java_executable java_vendor java_version java_version_major java_version_full java_bitness. If a valid java version was found, the variable java_autodetected will be set to 1

property

default value

allowed values

description

promptUser

0

0, 1

Prompt user to choose appropriate version

selectionOrder

first

first, oldest, newest

Order of the Java versions detected

validVersionList

<validVersion>

List of supported Java versions

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createJavaLaunchers>

Creates one or more Java launchers in specified location.

property

default value

allowed values

description

destination

string

Path to the location where you want to create the launchers.

javaLauncherList

<javaLauncher>

List of launchers to create.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

OSX-specific actions

<changeOSXAttributes>

Change OSX attributes of a file or directory. Trying to set an attribute on a read only file will result in a failure. Make sure the file is writable before attempting to change any attribute other than, of course, readOnly

property

default value

allowed values

description

creator

string

Creator to set to file or directory

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

hidden

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file is visible or not

readOnly

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file is read only or writable

type

string

Type to set to file or directory

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Registry Actions

<registryDelete>

Delete a registry entry. If the entry to delete is only a registry key and it does not exist, the action will be ignored. Deleting a registry value (key + name combination) that does not exist will trigger a regular error.

property

default value

allowed values

description

key

string

Registry key

name

string

Entry name to delete

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<registryFind>

Retrieve the first registry hive and content matching a certain expression and store it as a list in an installer variable. If no match is found the variable will be created empty.

property

default value

allowed values

description

dataPattern

*

string

Pattern to match in the value

findAll

0

0, 1

Whether to look for the first occurrence or for all

keyPattern

*

string

Pattern to match key name with

namePattern

*

string

Pattern to match entry name with

rootKey

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE

string

Root key from which start the search

searchDepth

0

positive integer or zero

Maximum depth of the search. 0 will look just in the Root Key

variable

string

Variable name to store the results

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<registryGet>

Store the value of a registry key in an installer variable. If the key or name does not exist, then the variable will be created empty.

property

default value

allowed values

description

key

string

Registry key

name

string

Entry name to read value from

variable

string

Variable name to store registry value to

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<registryGetKey>

Store in variable the first registry key that matches the given pattern, or set the variable to empty otherwise. The search is case-sensitive for the whole key provided.

property

default value

allowed values

description

key

string

Registry key

variable

string

Variable to store result

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<registryGetMatch>

Store the value of the first match of a registry key matching a certain expression in an installer variable. If the key or name does not exist, then the variable will be created empty. The name can contain a wildcard expression (using *)

property

default value

allowed values

description

key

string

Registry key

name

string

Entry name to read value from

variable

string

Variable name to store registry value to

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<registrySet>

Create a new registry key or modify the value of an existing registry key.

property

default value

allowed values

description

key

string

Registry key

name

string

Entry name to set or modify value to

type

REG_SZ

REG_BINARY, REG_NONE, REG_SZ, REG_EXPAND_SZ, REG_DWORD, REG_BIG_ENDIAN, REG_LINK, REG_MULTI_SZ, REG_RESOURCE_LIST

Type of key to add

value

string

Value to set to the registry key

wowMode

none

none, 32, 64

Determines whether we want to access a 32-bit or 64-bit view of the Registry

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Services Actions

<addUnixService>

This action allows you to create a new service in a Linux based system. Note that you will need to run the installer as root to be able to create new services.

property

default value

allowed values

description

description

string

Product description

name

string

Service Name

program

string

Path to the program

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createOSXService>

Create Mac OS X service.

property

default value

allowed values

description

abandonProcessGroup

0

0, 1

Don’t kill the remaining processes with the same group ID.

groupname

string

Groupname

keepAlive

1

0, 1

Keep process alive by launchctl

program

string

Path to program

programArguments

string

Arguments to pass to the program

scope

user

user, system

Scope of service

serviceName

string

Identifier for the service name

username

string

Username

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createWindowsService>

Register a program as a Windows service.

property

default value

allowed values

description

account

string

User account under which the service should run. It takes the form domain\username. If the account is a local account, it may be specified as .\username or username. If this option is not specified, the service will run under the LocalSystem account.

dependencies

string

Comma separated list of services that the created service depends on

description

string

Program description

displayName

string

Name displayed in the Windows service control panel

password

string

Password for the user account if one is specified.

program

string

Path to program

programArguments

string

Arguments to pass to the program

serviceName

string

Internal service name

startType

auto

auto, manual, disabled

Specify how the service should be started

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteOSXService>

Delete Mac OS X service.

property

default value

allowed values

description

scope

user

user, system

Scope of service

serviceName

string

Identifier for the service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteWindowsService>

Delete a Windows service

property

default value

allowed values

description

displayName

string

Name displayed in the Windows service control panel

serviceName

string

Internal service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getUniqueWindowsServiceName>

Return a unique service name

property

default value

allowed values

description

displayName

string

Initial display name for the service

selectedDisplayNameVariable

string

Variable to store the service display name

selectedServiceNameVariable

string

Variable to store the Service name

serviceName

string

Initial name for the service

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeUnixService>

This action allows you to remove a service in a Linux based system. Note that you will need to run the installer as root to be able to remove services.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Service Name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<restartWindowsService>

Restart a Windows service

property

default value

allowed values

description

delay

15000

positive integer or zero

Amount of milliseconds to wait for the service to start / stop.

displayName

string

Name displayed in the Windows service control panel

serviceName

string

Internal service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<startOSXService>

Start Mac OS X service.

property

default value

allowed values

description

serviceName

string

Identifier for the service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<startWindowsService>

Start a Windows service

property

default value

allowed values

description

delay

15000

positive integer or zero

Amount of milliseconds to wait for the service to start.

displayName

string

Name displayed in the Windows service control panel

serviceName

string

Internal service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<stopOSXService>

Stop Mac OS X service.

property

default value

allowed values

description

serviceName

string

Identifier for the service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<stopWindowsService>

Stop a Windows service

property

default value

allowed values

description

delay

15000

positive integer or zero

Amount of milliseconds to wait for the service to stop.

displayName

string

Name displayed in the Windows service control panel

serviceName

string

Internal service name

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

System Actions

<addUnixDesktopStartUpItem>

Adds a program to be executed whenever a window manager session starts (only Linux KDE/Gnome supported).

property

default value

allowed values

description

description

string

The description of the program.

name

string

The name of this startup item.

program

string

Path to the program to be executed when the session starts.

programArguments

string

Arguments to be considered when running the program (only available for GNOME).

username

${system_username}

string

User to add the Startup item for. If empty, the current user will be used

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<createTimeStamp>

This action allows you to create a timestamp using a custom format, storing the result in an installer variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

format

%Y%m%d

string

Format string for the generated timestamp. The string allows a number of field descriptors.

variable

string

Variable that will store the resulting timestamp.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<dirName>

Returns a name comprised of all of the path components in name excluding the last element. If name is a relative file name and only contains one path element, then returns ".". If name refers to a root directory, then the root directory is returned.

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

The path from which the base directory will be retrieved.

variable

string

Variable that will store the directory path.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<findFile>

Search for a file in a directory and all the subdirectories.

property

default value

allowed values

description

baseDirectory

string

Path to the directory in which to search for the file. It will search inside the directory and all of its subdirectories.

followSymLinks

0

0, 1

Whether or not to follow or not symbolic links

pattern

string

Pattern for the file that will be searched. The pattern can contain wildcards (*,?).

variable

string

Variable where the full path to the first matching file will be stored

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getDiskUsage>

Calculate the disk usage (KiloBytes) for a file or set of files, and save the value in the given variable.

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

units

KB

KB, MB, GB

Size units for the returned value.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the result of the calculation

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getFreeDiskSpace>

Calculate the free disk (KiloBytes) space and save the value in the given variable. Returns -1 if free space cannot be determined.

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the folder or disk

units

KB

KB, MB, GB

Size units for the returned value.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the result of the calculation

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getFreePort>

Returns the number of the first available port in a range of port numbers specified by initialPort and finalPort (both inclusive).

property

default value

allowed values

description

finalPort

string

The final port number on the range (inclusive).

initialPort

string

The initial port number on the range (inclusive).

variable

string

Variable that will store the free port number.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getProcessUsingPort>

Gets Name Of Process Using Specified Port

property

default value

allowed values

description

pidVariable

string

Variable to use for storing id of the process using the port

port

string

TCP port to check

variable

string

Variable to use for storing name of the process using the port

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getTotalDiskSpace>

Get the total disk (KiloBytes) space and save the value in the given variable. Returns -1 if total space cannot be determined.

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the folder or disk

units

KB

KB, MB, GB

Size units for the returned value.

variable

string

Variable to which to save the result of the calculation

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<kill>

This action allows you to kill a running process that matches one or several conditions. Windows support only.

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of the process, usually the executable filename.

path

string

Path to the executable of the process.

pid

string

ID of the process to be killed.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<locate>

Based on command given, locates binary and creates command that needs to be run.

property

default value

allowed values

description

command

string

Command to locate

variable

string

Variable to store the result in

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<pathManipulation>

Performs change on the path and returns it in variable

property

default value

allowed values

description

action

absolutize

absolutize, nativeAbsolutize, nativize

Action to perform on the path

path

string

The path to manipulate

variable

string

Variable that will store the new path.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<runProgram>

Run a program or script

property

default value

allowed values

description

program

string

Path to program or script to run

programArguments

string

Program arguments

runAs

string

Run the program or script as a specific user id. It will only take effect on Unix system and when running the installer as root

runAsShell

text

When configuring the runAs property, shell used to run the program. (not supported on OS X)

stdin

text

Text to send to program’s standard input.

useMSDOSPath

1

0, 1

Whether or not to use or not MSDOS program name path on Windows

workingDirectory

string

Working directory. This is important for scripts that expect to be run from a specific location. By default, it will be the directory where the script or program is located

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<waitForPort>

Pause the installation for a maximum timeout until a server process is listening in the specified port

property

default value

allowed values

description

port

string

TCP port to check

state

in_use

free, in_use

Wait for port to be free or in use.

timeout

string

Maximum amount of time to wait (in milliseconds)

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

User and Group Actions

<addGroup>

Add a group to the system. Equal to the Unix groupadd command

property

default value

allowed values

description

groupname

string

Group to add to the system

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addGroupToUser>

Add a supplementary group to a user. This way, the user is also member of that group. Make sure that the group already exists. If no username is given, then the current logged on user is selected.

property

default value

allowed values

description

groupname

string

Groupname

username

string

Username

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addUser>

Add a user to the system.

property

default value

allowed values

description

homedir

Path to the users homedir

password

string

Password for the user account.

username

string

Username to add to the system

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addWindowsAccountRights>

Add rights to user or group on Windows

property

default value

allowed values

description

account

string

User or group name

rights

string

Account rights, separated by spaces; Example value: SeServiceLogonRight. A complete list can be obtained from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa375728(v=VS.85).aspx

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<changeOwnerAndGroup>

Change the owner and group of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

group

string

Group to set to file or directory

owner

string

Owner to set to file or directory

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<changePermissions>

Change permissions of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

permissions

string

Permissions to set to file or directory

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteGroup>

Delete a group from the system. Equivalent to the Unix groupdel command

property

default value

allowed values

description

groupname

string

Group name to delete.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteGroupFromUser>

Delete a supplementary group from a user.

property

default value

allowed values

description

groupname

string

Groupname

username

string

Username

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteUser>

Delete a user from the system. Equivalent to the Unix userdel command

property

default value

allowed values

description

username

string

Username

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getPermissions>

Get permissions of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

file

string

File or directory to retrieve permissions

variable

permissions

string

Variable name to save permissions

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeWindowsAccountRights>

Remove rights from user or group on Windows

property

default value

allowed values

description

account

string

User or group name

rights

string

Account rights, separated by spaces; Example value: SeServiceLogonRight. A complete list can be obtained from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa375728(v=VS.85).aspx

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

Windows-specific actions

<addScheduledTask>

Create a new task or modify the value of an existing one.

property

default value

allowed values

description

dayOfMonth

1

positive integer or zero

This parameter is used only for Task of MONTHLY type. It specifies the day of the month the task will be executed.

disallowStartIfOnBatteries

1

0, 1

Don’t start the task if the system is running on batteries

duration

positive integer or zero

(minutes) How long the Task is active.

endDate

(year-month-day) Specify the date on which the task becomes inactive.

executionTimeLimit

72

string

Maximum execution time in hours

interval

positive integer or zero

(minutes) How often do you want to execute the given Task in specified duration time.

name

string

Name of the Task

password

string

The user password associated with the account specified in runAs parameter.

period

1

positive integer or zero

This parameter is used only for Task of DAILY/WEEKLY type. It specifies how often (every PERIOD days for type DAILY / every PERIOD weeks for type WEEKLY) the task will be executed.

program

Path to program or script to run.

programArguments

string

Program arguments.

runAs

string

Run the Task as the specified user.

runAsAdmin

0

0, 1

Run with highest privileges.

runOnlyIfLoggedOn

0

0, 1

Run task only if the user specified by runAs parameter is logged on.

startDate

(year-month-day) Specify the date on which the task becomes activated.

startTime

(hours:minutes) The time the Task becomes activated.

type

DAILY

DAILY, WEEKLY, ONCE, ONIDLE, ONSTART, ONLOGON, MONTHLY

Type of the Task.

weekDays

*

string

Specifies days to run the task on (MON, TUE, … SUN) or * for all days of week

workingDirectory

Working directory. This is important for scripts that expect to be run from a specific location. By default, it will be the directory where the script or program is located.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<addSharedDLL>

Increment the reference count for a shared DLL.

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the shared DLL

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<associateWindowsFileExtension>

Define the set of actions (commands) that can be performed for the given file types.

property

default value

allowed values

description

extensions

string

Space-separated list of extensions for which the given commands will be available.

friendlyName

string

Friendly Name for the progID.

icon

string

Path to the icon file that contains the icon to display.

mimeType

string

MIME type associated to all the file extensions.

progID

string

Programmatic Identifier to which the extensions are attached, contains the available commands to be invoked on each file type.

scope

system

user, system

Choose between system or user scope when installing the association

commandList

<command>

List of commands that can be invoked on each given file type.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<autodetectDotNetFramework>

Autodetects an existing .NET (tm) installation in the system and creates corresponding installer variables: dotnet_version. If a valid .NET framework version was found, the variable dotnet_autodetected, will be set to 1

property

default value

allowed values

description

validDotNetVersionList

<validDotNetVersion>

List of supported .NET versions

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<changeExecutableResources>

Change resource information of a Windows executable

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the Windows executable to modify

windowsResourceComments

string

Comments for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceCompanyName

string

Company Name for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceFileDescription

string

File Description for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceFileVersion

string

File version for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceInternalName

string

Internal Name for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceLegalCopyright

string

Legal Copyright for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceLegalTrademarks

string

Legal Trademarks for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceOriginalFilename

string

Original Filename for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceProductName

string

Product Name for resources embedded in Windows executable

windowsResourceProductVersion

string

Product Version for resources embedded in Windows executable

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<changeWindowsAttributes>

Change Windows attributes for a file or directory.

property

default value

allowed values

description

archive

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file has or has not changed since the last backup.

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

hidden

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file is visible or not

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

readOnly

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file is read only or writable

system

unchanged

1, 0, unchanged

Whether the file is a System file or a regular one

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<clearWindowsACL>

Clear Windows ACL permissions of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<deleteScheduledTask>

Delete Windows Scheduled Task

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of the Task

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getWindowsACL>

Get Windows ACL permissions of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

deniedPermissions

denied

string

Variable name to save denied permissions

file

string

File to retrieve ACL

grantedPermissions

granted

string

Variable name to save granted permissions

username

string

User to retrieve ACL

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<getWindowsFileVersionInfo>

Get file information.

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the file

type

version

codepage, flags, os, productversion, signature, structversion, type, version

Type of the file info.

variable

string

Variable to save the file info to

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<queryWMI>

Query WMI and return results

property

default value

allowed values

description

class

string

Class

fields

string

List of fields to return

namespace

root/cimv2

string

Namespace

variable

string

where

string

Query to pass to WMI

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeSharedDLL>

Decrements the reference count for a shared DLL. If it reaches zero, the file will be removed

property

default value

allowed values

description

path

string

Path to the shared DLL

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<removeWindowsFileAssociation>

Unregisters the associations between the given file types and any set of actions (commands) that may be defined on them.

property

default value

allowed values

description

extensions

string

Space-separated list of extensions to remove.

mimeType

string

MIME type to remove, associated to all the file extensions. It must be specified if you want to delete MIME associations added previously with associateWindowsFileExtension action.

progID

string

Programmatic Identifier to remove, to which the extensions are attached.

scope

system

user, system

Choose between system or user scope when installing the association

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<setWindowsACL>

Change Windows ACL permissions of a file or directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

action

allow

allow, deny

Whether to allow or deny permissions

excludeFiles

string

Patterns to exclude files

files

string

File patterns to apply action to

matchHiddenFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not to attempt to match Windows hidden files

permissions

generic_all

string

Permissions for matching files or directories

recurseContainers

0

0, 1

Whether to apply recursively or not to container descendant

recurseObjects

0

0, 1

Whether to apply recursively or not to object descendant

recurseOneLevelOnly

0

0, 1

Just one level recursion if applicable

self

1

0, 1

Whether to apply or not to the specified file

users

S-1-1-0

string

Comma separated list of users to modify access permissions for

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<shutdown>

Shut down the machine (Windows only)

property

default value

allowed values

description

delay

positive integer or zero

Delay in seconds before shut down.

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList

<wow64FsRedirection>

Modifies the Windows x64 File System Redirection behavior. It mainly redirects %Windir%System32 to %Windir%SysWOW64 for 32-bit processes running on Windows x64 systems. A similar effect is also applied to Program Files

property

default value

allowed values

description

action

disable

enable, disable

Whether to enable or disable the File System Redirection

Common properties:

abortOnError, breakpoint, customErrorMessage, explanation, progressText, ruleEvaluationLogic, run, show, showMessageOnError, onErrorActionList, ruleList