I want to pass a user defined parameter to installer so that I can use this in some installation logic in unattended mode. For example, I need to supply boolean parameter install_app1 to installer and want to user this in installation logic. Please comment that how can I do this in InstallBuilder.


asked 29 Jul '13, 02:44

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That's easy, just add a <parameter> (or in this case the more specific <booleanParameter>) to your project's <parameterList>.

By default, parameters create a GUI page to allow users to manipulate them, but you can disable this behavior, thus making the parameter invisible, by setting its ask value to 0:


The parameter given above can be set by calling your installer with the option

/path/to/your/installer --MyCoolOption 0


/path/to/your/installer --MyCoolOption 1

The command-line option used to set the parameter can differ from the internally used parameter name, by adjusting the parameter's cliOptionName property. You should also set the default property.

Have a look at the online documentation for more details.

Best, Dirk


answered 29 Jul '13, 03:01

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Dirk Stegemann
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edited 29 Jul '13, 03:02

Thank you Mr. Stegemann!!

(29 Jul '13, 06:15) SuryaSingh
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