[wix-users] Transparent hyperlink control bug: white background on dark background

Christopher Painter chrpai at iswix.com
Mon Nov 19 07:47:31 PST 2018

MSI native UI has some wonky behaviors and I don't know how many of them I even remember anymore.  Many people have moved onto bootstrapper based UI where you can do thinks like WPF MVVM UI  and get as  fancy as DirectX based APIs allow.

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Subject: [wix-users] Transparent hyperlink control bug: white background on dark background

When using a transparent hyperlink control on a dark background the control
has a white background.

See this for an example and more details:

Installer transparent hyperlink control shows white background on dark dialog background · Issue #5907 · wixtoolset/issues<https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5907>
Bugs Which version of WiX are you building with? Which version of Visual Studio are you building with (if any)? 2013 Pro 12.0.40629.00 Update 5 Which version of the WiX Toolset Visual S...

I would like to know if there is a workaround other than using bitmap
buttons (which can have display problems like outlines or white borders on
some systems when the bitmap isn’t scaled correctly), or putting hyperlinks
at the bottom of the dialog with the Back, Next, and Cancel buttons where
the background is lighter.

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