Setting Component Key Files

InstallShield 2013

Project: This information applies to the following project types:

Basic MSI
InstallScript MSI
Merge Module
MSI Database
MSM Database

To specify one of your component’s files as the key file:

1. In the View List under Organization, click Setup Design (in installation projects only) or Components.
2. In the explorer, expand the component and click Files.
3. Right-click in the files list and click Set Key File. The file icon () for that file is replaced with a key icon ().

A component can have either one key file or one key path. If you have already set a key file or a key path for a component, a warning message box appears if you try to set another key file. Click Yes in the message box to replace the existing key file or key path with the new key file.

Note: You cannot specify a key file in the Files and Folders view. Key files must be set in either the Setup Design or Components view.

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