Hi,

I want to pass the complete file path to my application when the user clicks a file with extension xy2. Since it is a path, i want the path to be formatted as well.

My code is failing with an unknown variable message. Please let me know what i am missing here.

<associatewindowsfileextension> <extensions>.xy2</extensions> <friendlyname>XYZ file</friendlyname> <icon>${installdir}/icon.ico</icon> <mimetype></mimetype> <progid>XYZ generated file</progid> <commandlist> <command> <makedefault>0</makedefault> <runprogram>${installdir}/demo.bat</runprogram> <runprogramarguments>-path="${%L.dos.unix.escape_backslashes}"</runprogramarguments> <verb>open</verb> </command> </commandlist> </associatewindowsfileextension>

asked 08 May '12, 14:00

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It is not possible to use suffixes to format values in this way.

The reason it fails is that InstallBuilder tries to evaluate variable %L, which does not exist. Please note that the %L is substituted at a time user clicks on a file with .xy2 extension, not at installation time.

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answered 09 May '12, 05:06

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Thanks for the clarification

(09 May '12, 12:12) Dracu
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