[wix-users] Debug Managed Bootstrapper

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Thu Jun 8 06:17:31 PDT 2017

Check the Event Viewer.  There's usually an Application Exception and a .NET Framework Exception.  The latter is usually quite helpful.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer -- Integration Development Group -- Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Office:  913-341-3434x431050
JoCooper at jackhenry.com

-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Mark Olbert
Sent: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:22 PM
To: wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
Subject: [wix-users] Debug Managed Bootstrapper

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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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