Year: 2007

How to customize the install directory dynamically in WiX?

This is one of those elusive topics whose answer is hard to find with googling around, but you will discover that it’s pretty easy, again if only you knew the magic words.   Define this in your Main.wxs: <Property Id="_BrowseProperty"

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WiX tools, Logging and Silent installation

Some useful WiX tools and Windows installer notes: WiXEdit WiXEdit is a decent WiX editor (open source). I used it extensively during the initial UI design, it works for most purposes but don’t expect it to be very intuitive like

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WiX and Databases

Since WiX is still fairly new and is an Open Source project, don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of noise about the little or no documentation available . In this and the coming few posts I am going

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Windows Installer XML (WiX)

WiX is an XML based wrapper around the Windows Installer which lets you create Installer packages without you having to get your hands too dirty with the obscurities of dealing with the Windows Installer directly or for that matter if

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