[wix-users] Wixtoolset issue #5421 - Update WixShellExec custom action to allow parameters

Russell Haley russ.haley at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 22:46:55 PST 2018

On Tue, Feb 6, 2018 at 11:18 PM, Nir Bar via wix-users
<wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
> You can use my open source PanelSwWixExtension.
> It has ShellExecute element where you can pass target, arguments, verb, work folder and other attributes.
> Take from nuget- https://www.nuget.org/packages/PanelSwWixExtension/
> Or build from source and contribute on GitHub- https://github.com/nirbar/PanelSwWixExtension

Hi, this was the output from Nuget on the command line (Not sure if it

PM> Install-Package PanelSwWixExtension -Version 1.1.23

Attempting to gather dependency information for package
'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23' with respect to project 'WinLua
Installer', targeting 'Unsupported,Version=v0.0'
Gathering dependency information took 382.25 ms
Attempting to resolve dependencies for package
'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23' with DependencyBehavior 'Lowest'
Resolving dependency information took 0 ms
Resolving actions to install package 'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23'
Resolved actions to install package 'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23'
Retrieving package 'PanelSwWixExtension 1.1.23' from 'nuget.org'.
Adding package 'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23' to folder
'C:\Users\russh\Git\WinLua-VS2017\Visual Studio\5.3\packages'
Added package 'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23' to folder
'C:\Users\russh\Git\WinLua-VS2017\Visual Studio\5.3\packages'
Added package 'PanelSwWixExtension.1.1.23' to 'packages.config'
Executing script file 'C:\Users\russh\Git\WinLua-VS2017\Visual
You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression.
At C:\Users\russh\Git\WinLua-VS2017\Visual
+ $dummy = $project.ProjectItems.Item("PanelSwWixExtension.DummyFile.tx ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [], RuntimeException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : InvokeMethodOnNull

Successfully installed 'PanelSwWixExtension 1.1.23' to WinLua Installer
Executing nuget actions took 450.73 ms
Time Elapsed: 00:00:00.8471295


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