Interface InstallerContext

  • All Superinterfaces:
    Context

    public interface InstallerContext
    extends Context
    The context provided by the installer. In addition to the methods in the Context interface, this extended context offers methods that are specific to the installer.
    • Method Detail

      • setInstallationDirectory

        void setInstallationDirectory​(java.io.File installationDirectory)
        Set the installation directory programmatically. Based on the configuration in the media wizard, there is a default installation directory. The "Installation directory" screen will suggest the location returned by Context.getInstallationDirectory() and subsequently call setInstallationDirectory with the user selection. To change the default installation directory, you could call this method from a "Run script" action that is added to the "Startup" screen.
        Parameters:
        installationDirectory - the new installation directory
      • getInstallerFile

        java.io.File getInstallerFile()
        Returns the current media file. On macOS it returns the base directory of the installer app bundle.
        Returns:
        the current media file. Returns null if you debug the installer, since there is no installer file in that case.
      • getMediaName

        java.lang.String getMediaName()
        Get the name of the current media file.
        Returns:
        the original file name of the media file being installed without the file extension.
      • installFile

        boolean installFile​(java.io.File sourceFile,
                            java.io.File destFile)
                     throws UserCanceledException
        Installs a file. This is the same as calling installFile(File, File, FileOptions) with new FileOptions(sourceFile.lastModified()). The uninstaller will uninstall a file that has been installed with this method. The overwrite mode will be OverwriteMode.ALWAYS_ASK_EXCEPT_FOR_UPDATE and the uninstaller mode UninstallMode.IF_CREATED.
        Parameters:
        sourceFile - the file to be installed.
        destFile - the destination file.
        Returns:
        whether the installation was successful or not
        Throws:
        UserCanceledException - if the user cancels the installation.
      • installFile

        boolean installFile​(java.io.File sourceFile,
                            java.io.File destFile,
                            FileOptions options)
                     throws UserCanceledException
        Installs a file. This is the same as calling installFile(File, File, FileOptions, ProgressInterface, int, int) with a ProgressInterface of null. The FileOptions parameter determines the overwrite and uninstall modes.
        Parameters:
        sourceFile - the file to be installed.
        destFile - the destination file.
        options - the installation and uninstallation options.
        Returns:
        whether the installation was successful or not
        Throws:
        UserCanceledException - if the user cancels the installation.
      • installFile

        boolean installFile​(java.io.File sourceFile,
                            java.io.File destFile,
                            FileOptions options,
                            ProgressInterface progressInterface,
                            int fromPercent,
                            int toPercent)
                     throws UserCanceledException
        Installs a file. The method will try to copy the source file to the destination file. The FileOptions parameter determines the overwrite mode and the uninstall mode. With this method, the progress interface will be updated during the installation. Use this method if you install very large files.

        Note that the progress bar is only available if this method is called from an action and the action is associated with a screen that offers a progress interface with a progress bar, such as the "Installation" screen or the customizable "Display progress" screen.

        Parameters:
        sourceFile - the file to be installed.
        destFile - the destination file.
        options - the installation and uninstallation options.
        progressInterface - the interface for displaying progress during the file installation. The current progress interface can be obtained from Context.getProgressInterface().
        fromPercent - the start percentage value for the file installation. The progress interface will be advanced starting with this percentage value.
        toPercent - the end percentage value for the file installation. The progress interface will be advanced up to this percentage value.
        Returns:
        whether the installation was successful or not
        Throws:
        UserCanceledException - if the user cancels the installation.
      • installDirectory

        void installDirectory​(java.io.File directory,
                              UninstallMode uninstallMode)
        Creates a directory. The directory will be deleted by the uninstaller if all its containing files and directories are also uninstalled and the UninstallMode requires an uninstallation. This method is only necessary if the directory will be empty if do not know if the directory will contain files. If you install a known set of files, you can just use the installFile(...) methods without creating the directory first.
        Parameters:
        directory - the directory to be created. All parent directories will be created if necessary.
        uninstallMode - the behavior for uninstallation. It is recommended to use UninstallMode.IF_CREATED by default.
      • registerUninstallFile

        void registerUninstallFile​(java.io.File file)
        Registers an arbitrary file for uninstallation.
        Parameters:
        file - the file that should be removed when uninstalling the application.