Creating localized MSI files using WiX toolset and .wxl files.

Tonight we pick up where I left off last week and continue with the topic of localizing your MSI file.  If you haven’t read last week’s blog entry, you should do that now.  Yes, it’s pretty long.  Don’t worry I’ll wait.  There’s lots of good background information in there. Great, I want to cover a…

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Localization and your MSI file.

Jenny signed off on my Monday night blog hours so I’m curled up in my big comfy chair with my laptop ready to discuss some details of the Windows Installer.  Honestly, every time I sit in this big chair I consider writing that book again.  But not tonight.  For tonight we talk about localization and…

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“Where’s the Localization?” or “Why is Rob always behind on his blog?”

In the Windows Installer chat two weeks ago, I promised I’d get a blog entry written up about localization using the WiX toolset and .wxl files this past Tuesday.  That obviously didn’t happen.  There are two reasons for this.  First, as I was working through my example, I tripped across several bugs (such as this…

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Windows Installer 3.0 Redistributable Live

I was just notified that the Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable has been posted live.  1.  The redistributable package can be obtained from: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5FBC5470-B259-4733-A914-A956122E08E8&displaylang=en 2.  There is also a Knowledgebase article about this release available at: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=884016 3.  Finally, the SDK documentation and tools are part of the Windows XP Service Pack 2 platform SDK and…

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