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MSIStudio Action

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This action creates a step to compile an MSIStudio project file.  From the inputs, the MSIStudio command-line is constructed and called when the action is built, and any log output is captured to the log view and file.


This action has been tested with version 4 of MSIStudio and may also work with other versions.


Project filename: Specifies the MSIStudio project file to compile (required).


Release name: Specifies the release name to compile (optional).


Additional command-line options: This option can be used to specify additional flags to pass to the MSIStudio compiler.  See Command line in the MSIStudio help index for the available options.


Override compiler executable filename: If this field is empty, the action automatically locates the MSIStudio command-line executable by finding the executable associated with the MSIStudio project filename extension (.mxp).  This can be overridden by specifying the executable filename here.


Note: If Visual Build doesn't detect that this product is installed when first run, this action will not be displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.