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Add these XML elements somewhere under your <Product> element:
<CustomAction Id="LaunchBrowser" ExeCommand="explorer.exe http://www.google.com" Directory="INSTALLDIR" Return="asyncNoWait" > REMOVE="ALL" </CustomAction> <InstallExecuteSequence> <Custom Action="LaunchBrowser" After="InstallValidate"/> </InstallExecuteSequence>
The REMOVE=”ALL” condition will make sure the custom action is executed only if the product is being completely removed.
The After=”InstallValidate” makes sure that the custom action is executed right after the REMOVE property value becomes known.
Here’s a sample of the code we use, we don’t actually set the URL at compile time, but update properties in the MSI post-build so this might seem a little “over engineered”. We use the WiXShellExec CA and have an additional condition so that the webpage is only displayed during uninstall, and not during a major upgrade.
<Fragment> <Property Id="MyURL"><![CDATA[http://www.blah.blah.blah/]]></Property> <CustomAction Id="SetOpenURL" Property="WixShellExecTarget" Value="[MyURL]" /> <CustomAction Id="OpenURL" BinaryKey="WixCA" DllEntry="WixShellExec" Impersonate="yes" Return="ignore" /> <InstallExecuteSequence> <!-- Launch webpage during full uninstall, but not upgrade --> <Custom Action="SetOpenURL" After="InstallFinalize"><![CDATA[REMOVE ~= "ALL" AND NOT UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE]]></Custom> <Custom Action="OpenURL" After="SetOpenURL"><![CDATA[REMOVE ~= "ALL" AND NOT UPGRADINGPRODUCTCODE]]></Custom> </InstallExecuteSequence> </Fragment>