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About the Action Properties editor

The Action Properties Editor lets you modify the properties of the current selected action.

You can modify each property thanks to the associated Value field: you can press Enter to save the modified value.

After you have modified the properties of the current action, select OK to save your changes or Cancel to exit (without saving).

If you click the '...' button, the following editor will be displayed in most cases:

This editor lets you easily modify the value of the selected property: you can moreover insert special items like variable names, resource strings, references to the unpacked files, and the CRLF carriage-return-line-feed symbol. Note that if "Replace" is enabled, the existing contents of the Value field is automatically replaced by the selected item; otherwise it will be added to the existing text.

Insert /$: to put a carriage-return-line-feed between “Line 1” and “Line 2", use /$, like Line1/$Line2. This /$ symbol plays the same role as the \n C ANSI character (or CRLF in VBScript).

If you are not familiar with this editor, here is a brief description about how it works:

How does the Action Properties Editor work?

The Action Properties Editor enables you to set properties for your current action. By setting properties you define the state of an action.

Properties are arranged by name; the first column lists the names of the selected action’s properties:

If a plus sign (+) appears beside a property name, this can be clicked to display the sub-properties of that property. These can be a list of possible values when the property represents a set of flags, or sub properties if the property represents an object (the value column gives the name of the object, enclosed in parentheses). Similarly, if a minus sign (-) appears, this can be clicked to collapse the sub properties. When a property has focus, you can also use the keyboard + and - keys to expand or collapse properties.

The second column displays the property values. When the property is selected, the value changes to an edit control where you can type a new value. If the value can be set using a dialog, an ellipses button (...) appears when the property is selected. Click this button to display a dialog where you can set the property. You can also display the dialog by double-clicking.

If the value is an enumerated type, a drop-down button appears when the property is selected. Click this button to display a drop-down list that you can use to set the property.