WiX Heat Extension: Setting Up a Custom Extension Project

As most of you already know, the Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX) is made to flexible. Most of the tools have the ability to be extended by using your own custom assembly. This is great when you have a custom action, specialized UI, preprocessor or anything else you might need in order to get your…


Custom Action Using WiX: Reading From The Binary Table

Over the years I have seen this question come up a few times. Although there are some good examples inside the source code of the Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX) itself, it can be hard to find. The question is “how do I read data from a MSI Binary table?” The easiest way I have…


Right Corner: WiX Heat, Left Corner: Thousands of Files

With the Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX) v3.0 on the verge of hitting production more and more people are starting to take a look at it and see what new, cool tools we have. One, of many, new ones is Heat.exe. This tool is the replacement (in many ways) to tallow.exe from the previous release….


WIX Heat Wave Brings Changes

There has been some recent work to Heat.exe, within the Windows Installer XML Toolset (WiX), which I think will have a significant impact on how people use the application currently and how it will be used in the feature. The features are brought forth from a great deal of user feedback and a general need…