[wix-users] Customize Windows Installer Icon (Computer Icon with CD image)
russ.haley at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 17:20:04 PST 2018
On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 5:17 PM, Russell Haley <russ.haley at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 4:34 PM, Habib Salim via wix-users
> <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>> I think I finally get what Ven wants.
>> If I am right, just as it is possible to set ARPPRODUCTICON, and to set
>> the application icon, shortcut icon etc, is it possible to use a custom
>> icon for the MSI instead of the standard installer icon?
>> I have looked for this in the past and haven't found it.
> The icons have to come from the operating system as Rob pointed out,
> or the manifest (resource file) in the application itself. I have seen
> this working with setup *executables*, but not with an MSI (not
> claiming expertise, just observation).
Just to clarify, my understanding is that MSI files are *not*
executable. They are containers (i.e. zip files) and hence cannot have
their own icon.
> A rather poor example of an exe bootstrapper has has the following code:
> LogoFile="./Resources/BootStrapper/welcome_bootstrap.jpg" />
> Which displays a company logo in the places that are mentioned (i.e.
> on the filesystem, in the taskbar when run). You could create a
> bootstrapper that only launches the msi (replace YOURMSIFILEHERE):
> <MsiProperty Name="ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT" Value="1"/>
> For what it's worth,
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf
>> Of Ven H via wix-users
>> Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2018 12:47 PM
>> To: Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com>
>> Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>; WiX Toolset Users Mailing List
>> <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
>> Subject: Re: [wix-users] Customize Windows Installer Icon (Computer Icon
>> with CD image)
>> Thanks a lot, Rob. I am not sure how to change this. Also, in that case,
>> can't I package this icon as part of my installer? Can you please provide
>> some more info?
>> On Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 11:12 PM, Rob Mensching <rob at firegiant.com> wrote:
>>> IIRC, you have to change the ProgId registered for the Windows
>>> Installer to change that icon. Then all MSIs on that computer will have
>> the new icon.
>>> Short replies here. Complete answers over there:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On
>>> Behalf Of Ven H via wix-users
>>> Sent: Thursday, February 1, 2018 9:34 AM
>>> To: WiX Toolset Users Mailing List <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
>>> Cc: Ven H <venh.123 at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [wix-users] Customize Windows Installer Icon (Computer
>>> Icon with CD image)
>>> Sorry Habib. I am not sure if you understood me. There is an icon,
>>> which is shown on several places like on the MSI, on the Status bar
>>> during installation, at the top left corner of every dialog and so on
>>> (a small computer with a CD image). I am asking about customizing that.
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