Represents the type of the package. Namespace: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface
Assembly: Microsoft.ComponentStudio.ComponentPlatformInterface (in microsoft.componentstudio.componentplatforminterface.dll)


Visual Basic
Dim packageReleaseType1 As PackageReleaseType = PackageReleaseType.Connector


Visual Basic
Public Enum PackageReleaseType
public enum PackageReleaseType
public enum class PackageReleaseType
public enum PackageReleaseType
public enum PackageReleaseType


Member name Description
Connector A software component designed to support connections between products.
CriticalUpdate A broadly released fix for a specific problem addressing a critical, non-security-related bug.
DevelopmentKit Software that helps in the writing of new programs such as applications or drivers. A development kit can include a visual builder, an editor, and a compiler.
Driver A software component necessary to control or regulate another device.
FeaturePack A new product functionality that is first distributed outside the context of a product release, and usually included in the next full product release.
Foundation The foundation package that contains common Windows features.
Guidance Scripts, sample code, and technical recommendations designed to help in the deployment and use of a product or technology.
HotFix A single cumulative package composed of one or more files used to address a problem in a product. Hotfixes address a specific customer situation and must not be distributed outside that customer's organization.
LanguagePack A language pack.
Product A software product. This is the default type.
SecurityUpdate A broadly released fix for a product-specific, security-related issue. Security issues are rated based on their severity, which is indicated in the Microsoft security bulletin as critical, important, moderate or low.
ServicePack A tested, cumulative set of all hotfixes, security updates, critical updates, as well as additional fixes for problems found internally since the release of the product. Service packs can also contain a limited number of customer-requested design changes or features.
SoftwareUpdate Any update, update rollup, service pack, feature pack, critical update, security update, or hotfix used to improve or fix a software product released by Microsoft Corporation.
Tool A utility or feature that helps to accomplish a task or set of tasks.
Unknown Unable to determine the package release type.
Update A broadly released fix for a specific problem addressing a noncritical or non-security-related bug.
UpdateRollup A tested, cumulative set of hotfixes, security updates, critical updates and updates packaged together for easy deployment. A rollup generally targets a specific area, such as security, or a component of a product, such as Internet Information Services (IIS).


Development Platforms

Windows XP Home Edition, Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows 2000

Target Platforms

See Also