Undoing WiX Custom Actions During Uninstall

In my previous post about creating Custom Actions with WiX, I showed how to create a custom action project and invoke the custom action from a setup project.  In my particular case, the custom action was making several edits to an existing web.config file to incorporate a new HTTP module that was being installed.  Since…

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Creating WiX Custom Actions in C# and Passing Parameters

I’m currently working on a project where I’m creating a custom HTTP module for a customer.  The module is to be used with an existing commercial product.  Since the custom HTTP module is working with an existing product, the process of installing it would need to make significant changes to the web.config file of the…

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Upgrading Team Projects After Migrating From TFS 2008 to TFS 2012

UPDATE: The content of this post was originally a gap in the on-line MSDN documentation which has since been filled.  The official MSDN documentation can now be found here. I recently worked with a customer that was upgrading from Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 to TFS 2012.  After the upgrade, all of the existing Team Projects…

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A Re-Usable Button Control for TFS Work Item Definitions

There’s plenty of documentation available on MSDN and from other sources that discusses how to create custom controls to be used by TFS Work Item Type (WIT) definitions.  I was working with a customer recently and I needed to customize a work item to show a button that would launch a custom user interface.  The…

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Windows Server AppFabric Cache – Referencing the Correct Assemblies

 I was recently putting together a distributed application cache proof of concept for a customer that leveraged the Windows Server AppFabric Cache.  In order to take advantage of this functionality, my project needed to reference the following assemblies: Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Client Microsoft.ApplicationServer.Caching.Core Normally this would be easy enough.  Assuming these are system level assemblies I’d just reference…

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