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

Kevin Mackey kmackey at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 15:48:20 PST 2018


Thanks for the suggestion of using a bootstrapper. I have a simple one I
use. I would prefer to use Burn but didn't since Burn (still?) didn't allow
feature selection, which is an important part of the MSI installer. Looks
like I need to add a WPF UI to my soon-to-be-no-longer-simple bootstrapper
to properly support hyperlinks and provide feature selection.

I will need to convince some people that the WPF UI will give us much more


On Mon, Nov 19, 2018, 7:47 AM Christopher Painter <chrpai at iswix.com> wrote:

> 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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> *From:* wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> on behalf of
> Kevin Mackey via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>
> *Sent:* Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:07 PM
> *To:* wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org
> *Cc:* Kevin Mackey
> *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:
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5907
> <https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5907>
> Installer transparent hyperlink control shows white background on dark
> dialog background · Issue #5907 · wixtoolset/issues
> <https://github.com/wixtoolset/issues/issues/5907>
> github.com
> 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.
> Thanks,
> --Kevin
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