[wix-users] Is the XML schema for BootstrapperApplicationData documented anywhere?

Charles Christie cchristie at generaldigital.com
Thu Nov 14 19:16:16 PST 2019

That article is the reason I asked, actually. Thanks for your answer.

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Subject: Re: [wix-users] Is the XML schema for BootstrapperApplicationData documented anywhere?

The contents is standard to some degree as it includes information from the bundle, packages. For example, if you use the WiXBalExtension, you'll get entries for Bal:Condition elements being written to this table. If you were to write an extension for WiX that includes extending the bundle authoring, you'd like have custom tables written to this file to capture additional data about your bundle. The data is only "standard" insofar what the default bootstrappers would write, so there's no single schema file for it as it can be extended. And the XML could potentially change between different versions from WiX

The contents is documented in the source code mostly: If you look in the sources, e.g. src\ext\BalExtension\wixext\data\tables.xml, you'll find the entries the WixBalExtension adds to this file.

Here's an example for accessing it: https://www.wrightfully.com/2013/01/part-3-of-writing-your-own-net-based.html


On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 7:59 AM Charles Christie via wix-users <wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org<mailto:wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org>> wrote:
I cannot seem to find a good reference for the
BootstrapperApplicationData.XML schema. Where may I find it, if it exists?

Also, has anyone suggested creating a helper class for parsing it?

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