C. Parameters

<booleanParameter>

Request a boolean value from the user.

property

default value

allowed values

description

displayStyle

radiobuttons

radiobuttons, checkbox-left, checkbox-right

Display style in GUI mode

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<booleanParameterGroup>

Allows you to create custom pages

property

default value

allowed values

description

orientation

vertical

vertical, horizontal

Set orientation for objects in the group. It can only be horizontal or vertical. If not specified, defaults to vertical.

validationType

always

always, ifSelected

Validation type

parameterList

<parameter>

List of parameters to group

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<choiceParameter>

Ask the user to select a value among a predefined list.

property

default value

allowed values

description

allowEmptyValue

1

0, 1

Whether or not to allow an empty value. This property does not allow variables.

displayType

combobox, radiobuttons

Choose an entry in a listbox or among a number of radiobuttons.

ordering

default, alphabetical, alphabeticalreverse

Order in which the text of choices will be displayed at runtime

width

string

Width in characters of the corresponding field in the GUI page. If not specified, it defaults to 40.

optionList

<option>

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

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<choiceParameterGroup>

Allows you to create custom pages

property

default value

allowed values

description

orientation

vertical

vertical, horizontal

Set orientation for objects in the group. It can only be horizontal or vertical. If not specified, defaults to vertical.

unselectedOptionsBehavior

disable

disable, none

How unselected options will behave. This property does not allow variables.

parameterList

<parameter>

List of parameters to group

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<directoryParameter>

Ask the user to enter a directory

property

default value

allowed values

description

allowEmptyValue

0

0, 1

Whether or not to allow an empty value. This property does not allow variables.

mustBeWritable

0

0, 1

Whether or not to require that the directory must be writable.

mustExist

0

0, 1

Whether or not to require that the directory must already exist.

osxBundlesAreFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not OS X bundles (*.app and *.bundle) will be considered files. The setting will just have effect on OS X, in other platforms they will be always considered directories

width

string

Width in characters of the corresponding field in the GUI page. If not specified, it defaults to 40.

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<fileParameter>

Ask the user to enter a file

property

default value

allowed values

description

allowEmptyValue

0

0, 1

Whether or not to allow an empty value. This property does not allow variables.

mustBeWritable

0

0, 1

Whether or not to require that the file must be writable.

mustExist

0

0, 1

Whether or not to require that the file must already exist.

osxBundlesAreFiles

0

0, 1

Whether or not OS X bundles (*.app and *.bundle) will be considered files. The setting will just have effect on OS X, in other platforms they will be always considered directories

width

string

Width in characters of the corresponding field in the GUI page. If not specified, it defaults to 40.

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<infoParameter>

Display a read-only text information page.

property

default value

allowed values

description

htmlValue

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

trimMarginNumChars

string

Removes the specified number of characters from the left margin

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<labelParameter>

The label parameter displays a string of read-only text.

property

default value

allowed values

description

image

string

Optional image to display

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<licenseParameter>

Display a license

property

default value

allowed values

description

file

string

File that will be displayed as license

fileEncoding

iso8859-1

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

File encoding type

htmlFile

string

HTML file that will be displayed as license

wrapText

0

0, 1

Wrap text. This property does not allow variables.

licenseFileList

<licenseFile>

List of licenses

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<linkParameter>

The linkParameter displays an hyperlink-like label or a button, which executes an actionList when clicked.

property

default value

allowed values

description

clickedActionList

<action>

List of actions to execute on click

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<parameterGroup>

Allows you to create custom pages

property

default value

allowed values

description

orientation

vertical

vertical, horizontal

Set orientation for objects in the group. It can only be horizontal or vertical. If not specified, defaults to vertical.

parameterList

<parameter>

List of parameters to group

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<passwordParameter>

Allow the user to input a password.

property

default value

allowed values

description

allowEmptyValue

1

0, 1

Whether or not to allow an empty value. This property does not allow variables.

askForConfirmation

1

0, 1

If set to zero, the retype password field won’t be shown. This property does not allow variables.

descriptionRetype

string

Description of retype field

width

string

Width in characters of the corresponding field in the GUI page. If not specified, it defaults to 40.

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<stringParameter>

The string parameter allows you to request a text string from the user. It accepts all of the common options.

property

default value

allowed values

description

allowEmptyValue

1

0, 1

Whether or not to allow an empty value. This property does not allow variables.

width

string

Width in characters of the corresponding field in the GUI page. If not specified, it defaults to 40.

Common properties:

name, title, description, explanation, value, default, ask, cliOptionName, cliOptionShow, cliOptionText, insertAfter, insertBefore, leftImage, ruleEvaluationLogic, postShowPageActionList, preShowPageActionList, ruleList, validationActionList

<parameter> - Common Properties

Allows you to create custom pages

property

default value

allowed values

description

name

string

Name of the parameter. This will be used to create the corresponding installer environment variable and command line option and because of that, it may only contain alphanumerical characters. This property does not allow variables.

title

string

Title that will be displayed for the corresponding installer page. If none is specified, the description field will be used instead.

description

text

Short description for the parameter

explanation

text

Long description for the parameter

value

string

Value for the parameter.

default

string

Default value, in case one is not specified by the user.

ask

1

0, 1

Whether or not to show or not the page to the end user (it can still be set through the command line interface). This property does not allow variables.

cliOptionName

string

Text to use for setting the value of the parameter through the command line interface. If none is used, it will default to the value of the name field.

cliOptionShow

1

0, 1

Whether or not the command line option will be shown in the command line when the help text is displayed. This property does not allow variables.

cliOptionText

string

Text to use when displaying help options. If none is used, it will default to the value of the description field.

insertAfter

string

Name of the page after the one in which this custom page will be installed

insertBefore

string

Name of the page previous to the one in which this custom page will be installed

leftImage

string

Image to show when displaying GUI installers with custom style

ruleEvaluationLogic

and

and, or

Rule evaluation logic, by default rules are evaluated with and logic

postShowPageActionList

<action>

List of actions to execute after clicking next

preShowPageActionList

<action>

List of actions to execute before displaying the parameter

ruleList

<rule>

Contains a set of rules or conditions

validationActionList

<action>

List of validation actions to execute after clicking next