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Over 60 hands-on recipes full of assistance and tips to improve your home windows installations

About This Book

  • Build WiX initiatives inside visible Studio, as a part of a continuous-integration construct method and from the command-line
  • Install, configure and populate relational databases up entrance to enrich your application
  • Automate your daily management initiatives reminiscent of establishing functionality counters and exceptions to the home windows firewall

Who This publication Is For

If you're a developer with a superb realizing of WiX initiatives and want to additional discover complicated WiX subject matters, this ebook is for you. To get the main out of this booklet, wisdom of right XML syntax is recommended.

What you'll Learn

  • Install web pages, software swimming pools, and digital directories in IIS
  • Add a wizard in your installer and customise it along with your personal dialogs
  • Set up new person bills, upload defense teams, and safe documents and folders on installation
  • Prevent deployment to unsupported structures through the use of release conditions
  • Update XML records in the course of installation
  • Configure shortcuts for your application
  • Include necessities with a bootstrapper
  • Create customized activities utilizing C#
  • Add setting variables to the system

In Detail

WiX is a dialect of XML used to make installers for home windows. Its declarative kind avoids the complexity and barriers of procedural code, supplying you with every thing you want to package deal up a complete program right into a unmarried MSI file.

This ebook delivers an exceptional assessment of WiX's services to advance your personal installer applications with functionalities past these on hand in home windows Installer. within the recipes of this e-book, you will discover ways that WiX can scale back in your deploy time and assist you streamline your deployment tactics. one can find how one can make personalized installer UIs, write customized activities, create shortcuts, and in addition set your software because the default for a dossier type.

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Isolating a section of WIX markup into its personal library As a undertaking grows in complexity and measurement, we can result with various groups development varied components of the software program in relative isolation. every one crew should want to keep an eye on how their module can be put in or, in the course of improvement, set up merely the modules that their code relies on into their dev setting. to deal with those situations, we will break up our installer into chunks of WiX code referred to as setup libraries. A setup library might be compiled independently and plugged into the most, monolithic setup undertaking later. we will additionally comprise the library in a team-owned setup undertaking that merely comprises the modules required via the crew. In essence, we will mix'n'match libraries at any place we want them to create installers for various reasons. you may also are looking to percentage a few advanced installer markup, resembling a person interface, with different installers, and a library is the fitting technique to do that. even if it really is outdoor the scope of this e-book, setup libraries also are used whilst construction customized WiX extensions. during this recipe, we will see tips to create a setup library and contain it in our setup undertaking. preparing to arrange for this recipe, create a setup venture and contact it SetupLibraryInstaller. the best way to do it… upload a setup library to the answer and reference it in a setup venture. the next steps exhibit tips to do that: upload a brand new setup library to an analogous resolution because the setup venture through right-clicking at the resolution in resolution Explorer and navigating so as to add | New Project... | home windows Installer XML | Setup Library undertaking. For this instance, identify the venture MySetupLibrary: After it really is created, right-click at the MySetupLibrary venture in resolution Explorer and visit upload | New merchandise… | textual content dossier. identify the textual content dossier SampleTextFile. txt and click upload. Our library will set up this unmarried textual content dossier. Right-click at the MySetupLibrary venture in resolution Explorer back and choose houses. decide upon the device Settings tab and upload -bf, which stands for bind documents, to the librarian textbox, as proven within the following screenshot: Open Library. wxs and substitute the prevailing markup with the following: within the SetupLibraryInstaller undertaking, upload a connection with the setup library via right-clicking at the References node in resolution Explorer and choosing upload Reference…. click the initiatives tab, spotlight MySetupLibrary, click upload, after which on okay. Open Product. wxs and upload a FeatureRef aspect with an identity of SampleFeature.

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