[wix-users] Can't debug Managed Bootstrapper with Wix 3.10.2

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Mon Feb 1 06:24:27 PST 2016

No, it is not a bug.  It is a feature of the clean room security.  There has already been some discussion of this on the list.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Ext:  431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com

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From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Farrukh Waheed
Sent: Monday, February 1, 2016 2:01 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: [wix-users] Can't debug Managed Bootstrapper with Wix 3.10.2

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Hi Guys,
Don't know if it is only me facing this. I was able to debug my managed bootstrapper project in VS 2013 with Wix properly. But when I installed 3.10.2, it was unable to detect any breakbpoints and started directly without stopping at any breakpoint. I tried cleaning solution, Rebuild again and again, but in vain.

The only workaround I found to make it debug is to use this code:

And it would launch a separate instance of Visual Studio to debug from here.

I verified this, by un-installing 3.10.2 and installed and it started working fine. Then I installed 3.10.2 again and problem comes back again.

Anyone else is facing similar issues? Is this a bug of 3.10.2?

Farrukh Waheed

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