Zataoca: Classes of Custom Actions

Continuing the Zen and the Art of Custom Actions thread, I thought I'd post a mostly formed thought. When I'm presented with the need to write a custom action I often mentally classify the work into one of three or so different buckets. Now, I'm not sure the ideas presented here in capture exactly everything the way I want but it seems like a decent place to start discussion. So, on with the classifications.

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Zen and the Art of Custom Actions

I have been asked a great many times to talk about how to create Windows Installer custom actions. Each time I've dismissed the request noting that it would take tons of time to organize my thoughts on the topic and actually write them all down. I just don't have that kind of time. Besides, I gave up trying to create comprehensive blog entries a long time ago.

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3 Jobs

So, I apparently took the month of July off from blogging. It wasn't an intentional thing. Time just flew by. I'd say I was busy. And I have been. But a lot of it is just comes from a lack of focus. Today, on this last day of July, that lack of focus will have to end.

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WiX in adolescence? I hope so...

I recently discovered that Marc Andreessen (yes, that Marc Andreessen) started blogging earlier this month. He's been on an amazing tear. Pretty much every single blog entry is worth reading from start to finish back to back. Based purely on his writing, I think it would be really fascinating to meet Marc in person.

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