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WiX Action

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This action creates a step to perform an operation on a Windows Installer XML (WiX) project.  From the inputs, the WiX command-line tools are run when the step is built.


Project Tab


Compiler Tab


Linker Tab


Linker (more) Tab


Decompiler Tab


Harvester Tab


Advanced Tab


Remote Tab


This action has been tested with WiX 2 thru 4 and may also work with other versions.  Some options require v3 or later, and v3.0.1821 or later is required for the Harvest operation.



If Visual Build doesn't detect that this product is installed when first run, this action will not be displayed (existing steps will still be displayed in the Step panes and will build normally).  To show all hidden actions, right-click in the Actions pane and choose Show Hidden.
The Make VS.NET action can be used to build .wixproj project files and Visual Studio solutions containing WiX/Votive projects.