[wix-users] Simple exe wrapper for msi

Sean Hall r.sean.hall at gmail.com
Wed Aug 2 16:13:26 PDT 2017

All of the functionality in WixExtBA should have been added to WixStdBA in
WiX 3.8. WixStdBA's UI can already be declared via XML, I'm not sure what
you're trying to say there. If you're referring to some parts of the XML
being required with exact names/ids, the functionality in WiX v4 is much
more powerful.

On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 2:39 AM, Helge Kruse <Helge.Kruse at gmx.net> wrote:

> 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?
> Regards
> Helge
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