[wix-users] Bootstrap application not detecting related package features on upgrade

Colin Sim Colin.Sim at ipfx.com
Wed Jun 19 01:58:06 PDT 2019

Hello all,

I am writing a WiX burn bootstrap (setup) application, which manages the install of an MSI package. The setup application allows the end-user to select features that map directly to the features in the corresponding MSI package.

Install works as expected, that is, the features selected via setup application is what's installed. However, on upgrade the setup application doesn't detect any installed MSI's features. I subscribe to the DetectMsiFeature event but it seems this event only reports the status of the features for the MSI in the current setup application - I guess this makes sense for modification and repair workflows.

Does anyone know if there is a way to detect installed MSI features when upgrading a setup using the built in WiX BootstrapperApplication? Are there any recommendations on how best to manage this situation?


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