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Pre & Post Actions View

The Pre & Post Actions view is displayed within the main program area when the Pre & Post Actions node of any project is selected in the Projects view. This view is used to provide the actions to be executed together with the generated MSI package before and/or after the package install and uninstall process Pic 1.

The Pre & Post Actions view

Pic 1. The Pre & Post Actions view

The actions are displayed in form of a table, where each row represents a single action. The icon next to every action is used to describe of the action's type and state. The state icons are provided to help you understand what is currently happening in the program. You can always see if the item is being processed now by some operation or not. Below is the list of icons used:

Run Action Before Install

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an action to be executed before an MSI package installation;

Run Action After Install

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an action to be executed after an MSI package installation;

Run Action Before Uninstall

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an action to be executed before an MSI package uninstallation;

Run Action After Uninstall

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an action to be executed after an MSI package uninstallation;

Run Action Waiting

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an action is being processed.

The actions for creating new actions, editing and deleting existing ones and copying/moving actions to another project are available in the Pre & Post Actions view pop-up menu and on the contextual Pre & Post Actions Ribbon page.

Functions Overview

Actions Management

From the Pre & Post Actions view, you can create, edit and delete the actions to be performed before and after a generated MSI package deployment. To create a new action, you can either choose the New Action item from the pop-up menu, or press the Action button from the New group on the contextual Pre & Post Actions Ribbon page and on the Project Ribbon page. The Edit item from the pop-up menu, as well as the Edit button from the Management group on the contextual Pre & Post Actions Ribbon page can be used to change the selected action, and to delete any action you can use the Delete items.

Copy/Move

You can easily copy and/or move the actions to be performed before and after a generated MSI package deployment from the Pre & Post Actions view to another project. You can use the drag/drop and copy/paste techniques as well as the Cut, Copy and Paste menu items to reach the goal. It is also possible to use the Copy To and Move To items available both in the pop-up menu and on the contextual Pre & Post Actions Ribbon page to perform copy/move immediately choosing a target project in a dialog.

Search

Within the Pre & Post Actions view, you can execute a search for specific action using the Find item from the pop-up menu.

For detailed information on the pre and post actions management process, refer to the Using Pre and Post Actions section of this document.