[wix-users] Exception when running bootstrapper on Win 7 SP1

Phill Hogland phill.hogland at rimage.com
Tue Dec 1 11:55:05 PST 2015

IIRC - this is the behavior that I observed when I had a Binding Exception when developing my WPF mba.  When not run in a development context the Binding Exception bubbles to the top.  Snoop is a handy tool for tracking such things down, but what I really found helpful was the DebugTraceListener class posted at this link.


-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Claire Kari
Sent: Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:12 PM
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Subject: [wix-users] Exception when running bootstrapper on Win 7 SP1


I have built the sample bootstrapper with a Custom BA from WiX 3.6: a developer's guide to Windows Installer XML.
When I run it on my dev machine, there is no issue. (it is Win 8.1)

But when I run it on a Win 7 SP1 VM, I get an exception at startup.

Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name:                        CLR20r3
  Problem Signature 01:                       MyBootstrapper.exe
  Problem Signature 02:             
  Problem Signature 03:                       52974fc4
  Problem Signature 04:                       mscorlib
  Problem Signature 05:                       4.0.30319.34209
  Problem Signature 06:                       534894cc
  Problem Signature 07:                       4527
  Problem Signature 08:                       23b
  Problem Signature 09:                       System.Windows.Markup.XamlParse
  OS Version:                                          6.1.7601.
  Locale ID:                                             1033
  Additional Information 1:                  0a9e
  Additional Information 2:                  0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
  Additional Information 3:                  0a9e
  Additional Information 4:                  0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789

This is what I see in the Event Viewer:
Application: MyBootstrapper.exe
Framework Version: v4.0.30319
Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.
Exception Info: System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException
   at System.Windows.Markup.WpfXamlLoader.Load(System.Xaml.XamlReader, System.Xaml.IXamlObjectWriterFactory, Boolean, System.Object, System.Xaml.XamlObjectWriterSettings, System.Uri)
   at System.Windows.Markup.WpfXamlLoader.LoadBaml(System.Xaml.XamlReader, Boolean, System.Object, System.Xaml.Permissions.XamlAccessLevel, System.Uri)
   at System.Windows.Markup.XamlReader.LoadBaml(System.IO.Stream, System.Windows.Markup.ParserContext, System.Object, Boolean)
   at System.Windows.Application.LoadComponent(System.Object, System.Uri)
   at CustomBA.Views.InstallView.InitializeComponent()
   at CustomBA.Views.InstallView..ctor(CustomBA.ViewModels.InstallViewModel)
   at CustomBA.CustomBootstrapperApplication.Run()
   at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart_Context(System.Object)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object, Boolean)
   at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(System.Threading.ExecutionContext, System.Threading.ContextCallback, System.Object)
   at System.Threading.ThreadHelper.ThreadStart()

Did anyone encounter this problem?

Thank you


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