Develop custom plug-ins that extend the
language. Plug-ins have full access to the installation -
both at build time and runtime. They even display their own
custom lines in the InstallAware
script. Several template plug-in projects are available to
jump-start your plug-in development efforts, with the required
library exports already declared.
Any language that is capable of creating
dynamic link libraries may be used to develop InstallAware
plug-ins. Beginning with InstallAware NX, you may even use managed code to author your own plug-ins - so pick the environment you are most comfortable with! However, if you are looking for simpler ways
to extend your setup, InstallAware
also provides the means to call any arbitrary DLL function
directly from within your script.