[wix-users] How to Detect if Bundle is Being Upgraded vs Uninstalled

Kristoffer M kristofferm2929 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 14:33:23 PDT 2020

Hi Edwin,

Thank you for your reply. The WixBunleInstalled would be set to true in the
instances of upgrade and uninstall so I don't think this can be used to
differentiate one over the other. BOOTSTRAPPER_ACTION, according to the
documentation, is "updated during the call to IBootstrapperEngine::Plan()".
This is an issue for me because ExePackage, if I understand correctly,
executes before Plan().

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 8:52 AM Edwin Castro <egcastr at gmail.com> wrote:

> See
> https://wixtoolset.org/documentation/manual/v3/bundle/bundle_built_in_variables.html
> Perhaps WixBundleInstalled and/or WixBundleAction would be helpful.
> The BOOTSTRAPPER_ACTION enum is defined at
> https://github.com/wixtoolset/wix3/blob/develop/src/burn/inc/IBootstrapperEngine.h
> --
> Edwin G. Castro
> On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 7:36 AM Kristoffer M via wix-users <
> wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I am using a bundle to install a couple MSI packages and some
>> prerequisites. One of the prerequisites is a program that uses
>> InstallShield to install it. The bundle uses an ExePackage element with
>> CommandLine conditions to call the installshield installer based on if
>> something else exists.
>> Installing and Uninstalling the bundle works just fine but there are
>> issues
>> that occur during the upgrade process. Is there a way to detect if the
>> bundle is being upgraded vs uninstalled. I want the ExePackage to
>> basically
>> do nothing during the upgrade. When using the Product element, there are
>> certain properties that can be leveraged such as 'INSTALLED', 'NOT
>> REINSTALL', 'REMOVE=ALL', ect... Are there similar properties that can be
>> used in the bundle element?
>> Thanks very much!
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