Showing posts with label Custom Actions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Custom Actions. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Copying Outlook rules and alerts to another machine

In order to quickly configure the same Outlook rules on many computers, first they must be configured on one computer and exported to a RWZ file. For this, in the Rules and Alerts dialog click the Options button and then Export Rules. Now the rules can be exported to other computers by selecting the Rules and Alerts dialog, the Options button and Import Rules. See below Figure for reference.


Friday, June 18, 2010

How do I debug a custom action/installer class?

Here is how you can do debug custom action.  You can try using one of the following methods:

  • Add a call in your code to System.Diagnostics.Debugger.Launch. This method opens Just-In-Time debugging and enables you to attach a new debugger to your code.
  • Add a call in your code to MessageBox.Show("Debug Me"). When the message box is shown, use Visual Studio to attach to the MessageBox process. Then add breaks (for Visual C# projects) or stops (for Visual Basic projects) in the code.
  • Set your debugging preferences to start %windir%\\Framework\version\InstallUtil.exe as an external program on the Debug Page of the Project Designer. The name of the custom action assembly is the command line arguments. When you press F5, you hit your breakpoint. InstallUtil.exe will run your custom actions just as MSI does.

Life was difficult until i find this solution from MSDN.