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Windows Installer XML

Get weekly release at http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/


Online References


http://robmensching.com/blog/ - WiX Toolset Project Lead

http://blogs.msdn.com/pmarcu/ - WiX Developer

http://blogs.msdn.com/jasongin/ - Creator of Deployment Tools Foundation (DTF)

http://n2.nabble.com/Windows-Installer-XML-(WiX)-toolset-f687559.html - WiX Forum


WiX Tools (names related to fire/wax)

CANDLE - Compiler

DARK - Decompiler

HEAT - Harvester

LIGHT - Linker

PYRO - Patch Builder

TORCH - Transform Builder

MAKESFXCA - Create a managed custom action


Other WiX Tools (tools I've never used)

CT - ?

CTUI - Click Through UI

LIT - Compiler

MELT - MSM melter

SETUP - ?Template for SETUPBLD?

SETUPBLD - bootstrap builder embeds multiple MSI?

SMOKE - Validator

WIXCOP - Rules Checker


Microsoft Installer Tools (MSI*)

MSIDB - Table Creator

MSIMSP - Patch generation tool

MSITRAN - Database transform tool

MSIZAP - Data Zapper


Other Microsoft Installer Tools (tools I've never used)

MSICERT - DigitalSignature table update

MSIFILER - Table Creator

MSIINFO - SummaryInformation Display and Update

MSIMERG - Merge tool

MSISTUFF - Configuration utility for Internet Download Bootstrapper


Related Tools

Bootstrap Manifest Generator (BMG) - Aids in working with the Generic Component Bootstrapper in Visual Studio .NET 2008


My WiX How To

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