WiX Installer Update

One thing that has caused me quite a few problems with my WiX installer was optionally displaying a dialog to enter SQL information when the database is installed.

I may change the database to be a critical element of the intall, but I thought this would be a good share.

Based on:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa368012(VS.85).aspx and http://geekswithblogs.net/jwatson/archive/2006/11/03/96052.aspx

To set the next button to display based on features chosen in the feature tree, you can do someting like this:

<publish dialog="CustomizeDlg" control="Next" event="NewDialog" value="SqlSetupDlg"> 1 </publish>

Where “Database” is the name of the feature you want to install.

Other access prefixes are:

  1. (none) Installer property: Value of property (Property) table.
  2. % Environment variable: Value of environment variable.
  3. $ Component table key: Action state of the component.
  4. ? Component table key: Installed state of the component.
  5. & Feature table key: Action state of the feature.
  6. ! Feature table key: Installed state of the feature.

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