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Where is MsiGetComponentPath?

Posted on 2004-09-24
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I am trying to use MsiGetComponentPath.  All the docs claim that it is exported through msi.lib.  I did a dumpin /exports msi.lib, and this api function is not in that library.  Anybody know where this function is defined?  Thanks
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by:jkr
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It is declared in msi.h and resides in msi.lib (see the API docs at http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/msi/setup/msigetcomponentpath.asp). "dumpbin" won't help you here, since the latter is a library, use 'lib.exe' to examine it's contents.
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by:mromeo
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What option of lib.exe do you use to examine a library?  I've never used lib.exe for this purpose before.  Thanks.
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According to the docs, you can use DUMPBIN to look at the symbols defined in a library.  If I use "dumpbin /linkermember msi.lib," I get all the symbols in the lib. I see all the other Msi lib functions, just not MsiGetComponentPath.  It goes from MsiGetActiveDatabase to MsiGetComponentState.
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by:jkr
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That's strange. MSI.DLL however has it:

C:\WINDOWS\system32>dumpbin /exports msi.dll | grep Path
        172   4E 00022950 MsiGetComponentPathA
        173   4F 000081B4 MsiGetComponentPathW

You might need to update your SDK.
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by:mromeo
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Does your msi.lib have it?  My dll has it, but my .lib does not?  How can I tell what version of the SDK I have?
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No, mine does not have it either. Did you get the MSI SDK from MSDN?
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I'm going to assume that mine is the version that came with Visual Studio.  I am running VC++ 6.0 Enterprise Edition.  I haven't updated it in quite a while.  It's in the VC98\lib folder and is 86K (88,000 bytes) and size on disk is 90,112 bytes.  Creation date is May 13, 1998.
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Great!  I had the new Core SDK, but needed to install the Windows Installer SDK.  That gave me what I needed....Thanks!!!
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