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LaunchTarget could fail because working folder could changed #3750

wixbot opened this Issue Aug 24, 2012 · 6 comments


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wixbot commented Aug 24, 2012

LaunchTarget could fail because working folder could be changed even when launching a full path exe, etc. Because the launched target could depend in some local config file etc.

The working dir could not be always current dir on launching a target. So, why not add another variable like:

<WixVariable Name="LaunchWorkingFolder"... />
Optional. The address of a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the working directory. If this member is NULL, the current directory is used as the working directory.

"We are failing to execute a wizard after install because it depends on a
find files in the path, and the ShellExecuteEx cannot guarantee per si the
last current folder set."
Unless you set as a parameter when call ShellExecuteEx .

This will resolve duplicate with

Originally opened by *anonymous from http://sourceforge.net/p/wix/feature-requests/699/


wixbot commented Oct 22, 2013

Originally changed by barnson
Area changed from bootstrapper to


wixbot commented Aug 14, 2014

Any Update on this?

Originally posted by ogil0018


wixbot commented Aug 14, 2014

The feature request is "Open" so it is available for someone to implement. Also, since this issue is "Open" I would assume no one has done so.

Originally posted by robmen


wixbot commented Oct 7, 2014

Originally changed by bmurri
AssignedTo set to wixsupport


wixbot commented Oct 7, 2014

Figured I'd whip one out that was being ignored.,,

Pull request for wix3

Pull request for wix4

Originally posted by bmurri


wixbot commented Jun 9, 2015

Fixed in 3.10 and 4.0

Originally posted by bmurri
Release changed from v3.x to v3.10
Resolution set to fixed
Status changed from Open to Resolved

@wixbot wixbot added the feature label Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot added this to the v3.10 milestone Dec 20, 2015

@wixbot wixbot closed this Dec 20, 2015

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