[wix-users] Simple exe wrapper for msi

Helge Kruse Helge.Kruse at gmx.net
Tue Aug 1 00:39:09 PDT 2017

Now if burn's UI could be declared via XML (as opposed to just "theming"
the hard-coded definition) then that would be a different story.

I really don't see that this is a unusual scenario.  Not every install
needs a complex bootstrapper, prerequisites or a complex, custom UI.

I had the a similar requirement. After all I wanted an additional checkbox
and pass a parameter to the MSI depending on the checkbox state. Finally I
used WiXExtBa (https://wixextba.codeplex.com) and got a UI customizable by
an XML theme.
- It was necessary to recompile the sources with the current WiX version.
- The WiXExtBa samples cover the use case.

I wonder if features of this addon could be part of wixstdba e.g. support
of checkbox. Or could WiXExtBa be integrated as an alternative to the
wixstdba in the WiX toolset?


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