WiX Toolset

WiX Toolset

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?

    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.

    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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