Chapter 6. Adding a User Interface

The WiX toolset ships with several User Interface wizards that are ready to use out of the box. You can drop one into your installer by first adding a reference to WixUIExtension.dll and then adding a UIRef element with the name of the wizard. We'll briefly discuss each of the available sets and then move on to learning how to create your own from scratch. In this chapter, you'll learn about:

  • Adding dialogs into the InstallUISequence
  • Linking one dialog to another to form a complete wizard
  • Getting basic text and window styling working
  • Including necessary dialogs like those needed to display errors

WiX standard dialog sets

The wizards that come prebuilt with WiX won't fit every need, but they're a good place to get your ...

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