[wix-users] File Handling Options with Bootstrapper

Kaveesh Dashora kaveeshd at gmail.com
Wed Jul 18 22:35:50 PDT 2018

I would recommend adding custom wix dialogs with custom actions in the msi.
Any changes to the system should be performed from the msi and not the

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018, 9:05 AM R via wix-users <
wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> There are some files that I have to work with during an install and an
> uninstall. These files are created by the main application during run-time.
> One example of the type of handling I'm looking for is being able to prompt
> the user if they would like to delete the database during an uninstall if
> one is found.
> Since I'm using a Bundle, do I need to create a custom bootstrapper or is
> there a way to do it similar to the Wix UI Dialog sets?
> Would I have to use Custom Actions and how would I connect the two?
> Is it better to try to do it through the MSI and make the standard
> bootstrapper show the msi dialog? I'd like for the install to be a smooth
> single experience, if possible.
> Thank you for your help!
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