[wix-users] WiX Bundle Upgrade Issue [P]

Steven Ogilvie Steven.Ogilvie at titus.com
Wed Apr 19 05:25:17 PDT 2017

Classification: Public

Try this:

<Custom Action="CA_MYCUSTOMACTION" After="SomeEvent">Installed AND NOT WIX_UPGRADE_DETECTED</Custom>



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-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Colin Sim
Sent: April 19, 2017 2:28 AM
To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
Subject: [wix-users] WiX Bundle Upgrade Issue

I have a bundle/bootstrapper that contains a EXE and MSI. There is a custom action in the MSI that performs clean-up of data files that are generated by the application. This custom action is scheduled to run on MSI uninstall only.

I am finding that when the bundle gets upgraded, it performs an uninstall of the old bundle before installing the new one. However, by uninstalling the old bundle the MSI clean-up custom action is run - this is not something I want.

Is there additional information that can be passed to the MSI to let it know it's a bundle upgrade instead of an uninstall? Is there a way to work around the bundle behaviour described?

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