[wix-users] Debug Managed Bootstrapper

Mark Olbert Mark at arcabama.com
Wed Jun 7 21:22:05 PDT 2017

I have a managed bootstrapper app which was working correctly but is now failing immediately after launch. In other words, everything compiles and builds correctly, but double-clicking the resulting exe file causes a brief screen flicker, and then nothing.

I’ve checked for log files in user/appdata/local/temp, and there’s nothing (there are files from a few days ago, when the exe was working, but nothing more recent).

How do I figure out what’s causing the exe to crash immediately upon launch? I’ve tried waiting for a debugger attachment when my derived BootstrapperApplication class’ constructor is called, but that doesn’t work…which says this must be a problem very early in the startup.

  *   Mark

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