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Author: Nick Ramirez
Publisher: Birmingham : Packt Pub., 2012.
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A step-by-step tutorial with plenty of code and examples to improve your learning curve. If you are a developer and want to create installers for software targeting the Windows platform, then this book is for you. You'll be using plenty of XML and ought to know the basics of writing a well-formed document. No prior experience in WiX or Windows Installer is assumed. You should know your way around Visual Studio to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ramirez, Nick.
WiX 3.6 : A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML.
Birmingham : Packt Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Ramirez
ISBN: 9781782160434 1782160434
OCLC Number: 823719305
Notes: Sending an error that stops the installation.
Description: 1 online resource (987 pages)
Contents: Table of Contents; WiX 3.6: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML; WiX 3.6: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML; Credits; About the Author; About the Reviewers; www.PacktPub.com; Support files, eBooks, discount offers and more; Why Subscribe?; Free Access for Packt account holders; Preface; What this book covers; What you need for this book; Who this book is for; Conventions; Reader feedback; Customer support; Downloading the example code; Errata; Piracy; Questions; 1. Getting Started; Introducing Windows Installer XML; What is WiX?; Is WiX for you?; Where can I get it? Visual Studio package (Votive)A word about GUIDs; Your first WiX project; XML declaration and Wix element; The Product element; The Package element; The MediaTemplate element; The Media element; The Directory element; The Component element; The File element; The Feature element; Start menu shortcuts; Putting it all together; Adding a user interface; Viewing the MSI database; Orca.exe; Turning logging on during installation; Other resources; Summary; 2. Creating Files and Directories; The File element; The DirectoryRef element; The ComponentGroup element; The Fragment element. Harvesting files with heat.exeCopying and moving files; Copying files you install; Copying existing files; Moving existing files; Installing special-case files; Adding assembly files to the GAC; Installing a TrueType font; Installing 64-bit files; Creating an empty folder; Setting file permissions; Speeding up file installations; Summary; 3. Putting Properties and AppSearch to Work; Custom properties; Declaring and setting properties; Referencing properties; Property visibility and scope; Secure properties; Property data types; Predefined Windows Installer properties; Implied properties. Cited propertiesAppSearch; DirectorySearch; FileSearch; ComponentSearch; RegistrySearch; IniFileSearch; Summary; 4. Improving Control with Launch Conditions and Installed States; The syntax of conditions; Condition syntax; Launch conditions; Feature conditions; Component conditions; Action state; Installed state; Summary; 5. Understanding the Installation Sequence; InstallUISequence; UI standard actions; FindRelatedProducts; AppSearch; LaunchConditions; ValidateProductID; CostInitialize; FileCost; CostFinalize; MigrateFeatureStates; ExecuteAction; InstallExecuteSequence. Execute standard actionsInstallValidate; InstallInitialize; ProcessComponents; UnpublishFeatures; RemoveRegistryValues; RemoveShortcuts; RemoveFiles; InstallFiles; CreateShortcuts; WriteRegistryValues; RegisterUser; RegisterProduct; PublishFeatures; PublishProduct; InstallFinalize; Immediate versus deferred; Custom actions; Setting a Windows Installer property; Setting the location of an installed directory; Running embedded VBScript or JScript; Calling an external VBScript or JScript file; Calling a function from a dynamic-link library; Triggering an executable.

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A step-by-step tutorial with plenty of code and examples to improve your learning curve. If you are a developer and want to create installers for software targeting the Windows platform, then this book is for you. You'll be using plenty of XML and ought to know the basics of writing a well-formed document. No prior experience in WiX or Windows Installer is assumed. You should know your way around Visual Studio to compile projects, add project references and tweak project properties.

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