New VS2010-compatible WIX build (3.5.1512.0)


I received a question about installers, and because of it I noticed that the latest WIX installer supports VS2010 and has the BURN chainer.  The version I grabbed is from Index of /releases/3.5.1512.0. Over the past few months, I’ve been looking in the wrong place for Votive, and it’s nice to see it’s integrated in.  I had been relying on the version of WIX integrated into the early VS2010 CTPs, but the team decided it was easier to let WIX iterate on its own time frame, so you have to go out and download it yourself now.

There is a massive WIX tutorial at http://www.tramontana.co.hu/wix/. I haven’t tried to integrate it into team build yet, but I’m looking forward to it.  The WIX manual includes instructions for it at http://wix.sourceforge.net/manual-wix3/wix_with_team_build.htm.

It’s a nice setup—you can choose your project output in Visual Studio, create different kinds of WIX projects, and alter the raw XML.

Creating a new project:

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The project in Solution Explorer:

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Editing the project properties:

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