Votive project platform configurations

There are some problems using older .wixproj files with newer builds of Votive. When accessing project properties you may receive the error message: An error occurred trying to load the page.Value does not fall within the expected range. Update: As another symptom of the same issue, you may also experience problems with source control check-out with…

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Custom action project templates

New in this week’s WiX build 3.0.4123 are Visual Studio 2005 & 2008 templates for C++, C#, and VB custom action projects: The C++ project sets you up with the WiX unmanaged CA utility library (wcautil), while the C# and VB projects use the DTF library for managed-code MSI custom actions. I assume you’re here…

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A brief history of the Deployment Tools Foundation project

Rob mentioned in this morning’s announcement that I’ve been working on the DTF project for quite a while. Indeed, if you look at the change history topic in DTF.chm, you’ll see entries going back to January 2003. (And development of what would become DTF actually started over a year prior, when .NET 1.0 was not…

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Introducing myself

Today’s release of DTF with the WiX toolset has finally given me the motivation to start this blog, which I have long intended to do anway. Before I delve into posts about DTF, I thought I would share a little about myself. I’ve been a developer at Microsoft for about 8 years now, and have…

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