Wix Toolset – custom action to preserve connection string on upgrade

In my previous post I showed you a standard template of WiX installer. Today you will see how to add a custom action to the installer so you can perform more customized operations during the application installation process. The custom action, which I am going to present in this post, will expose a method that extracts the value of specific node of provided xml file. The action…

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WiX based Installer– Boilerplate

WiX Toolset is a technology to create Windows installers for your software. It is open source and free for use, but as many of free things is not super user friendly. The creation of the installer is XML based. In this post I will try to present a kind of boilerplate template which you can use to quickly create most of the need installer. Once you have the Wix Toolset installed…

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