WiX Toolset

WiX Toolset

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The toolset lets developers create installers for Windows Installer
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WiX - the Windows Installer XML toolset--lets developers create installers for Windows Installer, the Windows installation engine. The core of WiX is a set of build tools that build Windows Installer packages using the same build concepts as the rest of your product: source code is compiled and then linked to create executables; in this case .exe setup bundles, .msi installation packages, .msm merge modules, and .msp patches.

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  • Question: How to generate .exe setup package using Wix 3.7 installer?
    Answer:

    You can't create self-deployment packages in EXE format because this library export contents only to MSI file format. This package is used by Windows Installer to deploy it on a computer. EXE generation is not possible.

  • Question: What is this? It is not registered under Add or Remove. It will not remove from the Software Informer program. It is not registered under CCleaner program.
    Answer:

    If you cannot uninstall it, download a new copy of the product and install it. It will create required uninstaller and registry items used to remove the product. However, this is an add-on for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. For more information you can check Microsoft's entry on how to disable an add-in.

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