AppLife Update Action List updates consist of a list of Update Actions that are executed sequentially. When an update author is defining the update process for their software, Update Actions are used to modify the current installation on deployed clients.
For most applications, the update process consists of adding and replacing assemblies and supporting files. AppLife Update contains a choice of actions that adds and replaces files.
In extending applications it is sometimes necessary to perform additional actions before or after application assemblies and files are replaced. For example, to add a COM component to your application, you will need to place the file, and then register the component on the system. You might also find it necessary to modify a configuration file during an update. AppLife Update contains actions to perform these types of actions as well.
Though there are many built-in actions to perform the most common updating activities, you might also need to perform a specialized action. To perform application specific custom updating activities AppLife Update includes a Custom Action infrastructure that provides the ability to use .Net code to implement your own custom update actions.