[wix-users] Silent/Passive running of .NET Framework pre-req
bcpatterson at xactware.com
Wed Apr 5 14:13:29 PDT 2017
We ran into an issue with our installer. If the user wants to install our product silently, they can call our exe with /silent parameter. Our exe is a bootstrapper bundle that handles everything. However, we discovered that if the 4.6 .NET framework isn't installed, the pre-req check will show a dialog for installing it. Since the installer is running silently, it should proceed to install the .NET framework pre-req without showing any prompt or require user interaction.
I searched and found this site: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/19839600/wix-install-prerequisites-and-3rd-party-applications
In it, he had this:
<!-- Install .NEt 4.0 -->
DisplayName="Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0"
DetectCondition="Netfx4FullVersion AND (NOT VersionNT64 OR Netfx4x64FullVersion)" />
The key is "InstallCommand="/passive /norestart""
The problem is that our .NET installer is a web downloader, and I use this in the chain:
I fear if I try and add "PackageGroup" that defines NetFx46Web, it'd override the existing parameters. I just want something like this:
Where COMMANDLINE_ARGS will be defined in a variable elsewhere. Can I override specific parameters without breaking the rest? Or do I need to copy and paste the original PackageGroup from WiX source base?
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