.Net Windows Services and InstallState file - is it really needed?

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.Net Windows Services and InstallState file - is it really needed?
Tag : .net , By : perl
Date : January 10 2021, 01:47 PM

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.net 2.0 setup project with custom action and InstallState file

Tag : windows , By : Skee
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
hope this fix your issue I solved the problem my self. The custom action sequence was
1)Custom action dll

WIX and removing .InstallState file

Tag : wix , By : tlync
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
this will help If this file is installed with your application, it should be removed automatically on uninstall.
If this file is created later, then you should add RemoveFile element with On="uninstall" into a corresponding component.

Exclude .InstallState file from MSI

Tag : chash , By : Mare Astra
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
hop of those help? I found a workaround for this, During installation i'm doing a File.Delete(). I'm deleteing the file within OnComitting() of installer class.
protected override void OnCommitting(System.Collections.IDictionary savedState)
    string installedPath = string.Empty;
    installedPath = Context.Parameters["assemblypath"];
    installedPath = installedPath.Substring(0, installedPath.LastIndexOf('\\'));

    File.Delete(Path.Combine(installedPath, "InstallerHelper.InstallState"));



Can we deserialize InstallState file?

Tag : chash , By : Lathentar
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
To fix this issue If you use the AssemblyInstaller class, it appears (although this doesn't seem to be documented) that it will, in general, ignore any passed savedState parameter and will instead deal with the INSTALLSTATE file instead (writing it during install, reading it during uninstall).
If you're unable to use it, for some reason, you can probably use a disassembly tool to extract the necessary code from its Uninstall method to perform the deserialization (I believe, and it appears so, that the specific serialization methods used vary between .NET versions, so I'd recommend using the one appropriate to whichever .NET version you're currently working with).
public override void Uninstall(IDictionary savedState)
    if (!this.initialized)
    string installStatePath = this.GetInstallStatePath(this.Path);
    if ((installStatePath != null) && File.Exists(installStatePath))
        FileStream input = new FileStream(installStatePath, FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
        XmlReaderSettings settings = new XmlReaderSettings {
            CheckCharacters = false,
            CloseInput = false
        XmlReader reader = null;
        if (input != null)
            reader = XmlReader.Create(input, settings);
            if (reader != null)
                NetDataContractSerializer serializer = new NetDataContractSerializer();
                savedState = (Hashtable) serializer.ReadObject(reader);
            goto Label_00C6;
            object[] args = new object[] { this.Path, installStatePath };
            base.Context.LogMessage(Res.GetString("InstallSavedStateFileCorruptedWarning", args));
            savedState = null;
            goto Label_00C6;
            if (reader != null)
            if (input != null)
    savedState = null;
    if ((installStatePath != null) && (installStatePath.Length != 0))
            object[] objArray2 = new object[] { installStatePath };
            throw new InvalidOperationException(Res.GetString("InstallUnableDeleteFile", objArray2));

How can I change the location of an .InstallState file in a Visual Studio generated MSI

Tag : .net , By : goffi
Date : March 29 2020, 07:55 AM
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