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I have a Deployment project created in VS.net 2005.

I have added a Checkboxes dialog with two options, the property names of which are APP and DATA.

I use these two names as Conditions for installing different files.

How can you set the values of these two properties from the command line?  For example to do a silent install I thought I would need the following:

msiexec /i project.msi /qn APP=1 DATA=0

This doesn't work, the project is installed based on the default checkbox values.  Are these properties not public or have I got the syntax wrong?
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The properties from dialog boxes within an deployment project are used by an Installer Class within your program. This is the only way of retrieving those values.

See MSDN for info on installer classes:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.configuration.install.installer.aspx

I don't think there's any way of passing these properties directly to an msi
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The inabilty to alter conditions that are set by Dialogs from the command line appears to by a limitation of msi packages built by VS.net.

However there is a way around this by using two conditions.  The checkbox condition is called CHKDATA.  The command line version is called DATA.  Files are installed if ((UILevel=5) And (CHKDATA)) Or (DATA).

Messy, but it solves my problem.  Does anyone have a better solution?
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