[wix-users] MSI doesn't show custom banner and background image on Windows 7

Jeremy Farrell jeremy.farrell at oracle.com
Thu Oct 6 09:53:11 PDT 2016

That's the most compatible, but 32-bit JPEGs have worked without problem 
for me back to XP days at least; they should be the right size though, 
interesting things can happen if they're not.

Note that this is a Windows Installer restriction, nothing to do with 
WiX, so varies depending on the version of WI in use.


On 06/10/2016 13:53, Andreas Hirth wrote:
> You should use 24 bit BMP files as image resources to gain best 
> compatibility. The images should also have the right dimensions as 
> stated here:
> http://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/wixui/wixui_customizations.html 
> Am 06.10.2016 um 10:07 schrieb Н К:
>> I'm setting a custom banner and dialog image for my WiX generated MSI:
>>      <WixVariable Id="WixUIBannerBmp" 
>> Value="images\dialog_bmp_ww.jpg" />
>>      <WixVariable Id="WixUIDialogBmp" Value="images\dialog_bmp.png" />
>> MSI doesn't show banner and dialog image on Windows 7 Pro SP1. When 
>> MSI is started on Windows 8.1 Pro banner and dialog image are shown.
>> Version of WiX is 3.10.
>> How to show banner and dialog image on Windows 7?

J. J. Farrell

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