Introduction to Installer JavaScript Reference

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JavaScript in Distribution Definition Files

A distribution definition file defines the install experience for a product. The Installer application opens and interprets distribution definition files to generate the user interface users manipulate to execute and customize a product install.

Distribution definition files contain XML and JavaScript code. The XML code defines the structure of a distribution, while the JavaScript code defines and manages install-time properties, such as installation options. Distribution Definition XML Schema Reference describes the XML schema used to define the structure of a distribution. For details on distributions, see Software Delivery Guide.

This document describes the object model that the JavaScript code in a distribution definition file can use to manage user input and system properties.

Who Should Read this Document

This document is targeted mainly to creators of distribution packages.

Organization of this Document

This document contains chapters that describe each of the type of objects JavaScript code in distribution definition files can use. This document also contains a revision history.