Download to user-defined location

Mar 22, 2010 at 5:17 PM

I am trying to get the dotNetInstaller to download files to a user-defined location and install them from there.

To this end I have:

1) added a Browse control to the control panel that sets a USERDIR parameter

2) modified the download components to place the files in [USERDIR]

3) run the installation from [USERDIR]

However, when running the .exe the following seems to happen (based on the log file)

- The user interface creates the USERDIR variable correctly

2010-03-22 16:00:06    -- Adding 'browse' control, id=USERDIR, text='C:\DOCUME~1\mikec\LOCALS~1\Temp', font=MS Shell Dlg (9 pt.), left=220, top=180, width=225, height=20
2010-03-22 16:00:06    -- Adding 'label' control, text='Download path:', font=MS Shell Dlg (9 pt.), left=130, top=183, width=80, height=20
2010-03-22 16:00:09    --- Setting user-defined value USERDIR=C:\DOCUME~1\mikec\LOCALS~1\Temp

- the files are downloaded to a folder "[USERDIR]" in the same folder as the .exe

- The msi component fails to find the downloaded msi file

Am I doing the the correct way and have hit a bug? Should I be doing this a completely different way?

Thanks,

Mike

Mar 22, 2010 at 11:11 PM

Looks like a bug. Try build 1.9.5931.0, it should fix it. If it doesn't work, post a configuraiton.xml and a log file please.

Mar 23, 2010 at 11:37 AM

That works fine. Thanks.