Opening an installed HTML file after a successful installation
Suppose we include a file called
Changelog.html in our installer that outlines the recent changes to our software. We can then display this file as soon as the installation has finished, giving the user a quick guide as to what's new. The
UtilExtension namespace contains a custom action called
WixShellExec that can open an HTML file in the user's default browser.
Conveniently, each of the UI wizards that ship with the WiX toolset ends with a dialog that can optionally display a checkbox with a customizable label. We can control what happens when the user clicks the checkbox. In this recipe, we'll add the Show Changelog label and launch our HTML file when the user checks the box.