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Category element

Qualified published component for parent Component

Windows Installer references

PublishComponent Table




AppData (String) : An optional localizable text describing the category. The string is commonly parsed by the application and can be displayed to the user. It should describe the category.

Feature (String) : Feature that controls the advertisement of the category. Defaults to the primary Feature for the parent Component .

Id (Guid, required) : A string GUID that represents the category of components being grouped together.

Qualifier (String, required) : A text string that qualifies the value in the Id attribute. A qualifier is used to distinguish multiple forms of the same Component, such as a Component that is implemented in multiple languages.

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