[wix-users] Different icon for bootstrapper EXE vs. add/remove programs?

Rob Mensching rob at firegiant.com
Wed Feb 17 07:38:47 PST 2021

PS: A little bug process background: If you'd like to implement the suspended feature then jump over to wix-devs mailing list and let us know you'd like to unsuspend it and how you are thinking about implementing the feature. Very likely you'll be asked to write a WIP about it: https://wixtoolset.org/development/wips/0000-wix-improvement-proposal/

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From: wix-users <wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org> On Behalf Of Sean Hall via wix-users
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 8:09 PM
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Cc: Sean Hall <r.sean.hall at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [wix-users] Different icon for bootstrapper EXE vs. add/remove programs?

No one has implemented this feature -

On Mon, Feb 15, 2021 at 11:48 AM David Huang via wix-users < wix-users at lists.wixtoolset.org> wrote:

> The docs for the Bundle element's IconSourceFile attribute says "Path 
> to an icon that will replace the default icon in the final Bundle executable.
> This icon will also be displayed in Programs and Features (also known 
> as Add/Remove Programs)." However, I'd like the EXE to have an 
> installer-looking icon, but for the ARP icon to be my product's actual 
> icon. Any recommended workarounds? I was thinking of setting 
> IconSourceFile to my app's icon, then using rc and link to change the 
> EXE's icon, but I don't know if that'll break something.

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