Get application install path in C#

This path is stored in the registry under a string value named InstallLocation. The actual registry path varies depending on the installer.

MSI / Windows Installer Project:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall

InstallShield and Wise:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths

References
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winformssetup/thread/fe4e31b9-2eee-45db-a30e-119f87d9df4d

About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

Posted on March 14, 2011, in Programming & Development. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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