WiX 3.6: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML by Nick Ramirez

By Nick Ramirez

An in-and-out, to-the-point creation to home windows Installer XML

* Brings the reader in control on all the significant good points of WiX, together with the recent bootstrapper engine, Burn.
* offers a richer knowing of the underlying home windows Installer technology.
* Showcases the flexibleness and flexibility of WiX, with a number of tips and methods alongside the way.

In Detail

The cryptic technology of home windows Installer can appear far flung from the sensible activity of easily getting whatever put in. fortunately, we've got WiX to simplify the problem. WiX is an XML markup, dispensed with an open-source compiler and linker, used to provide a home windows Installer package deal. it really is utilized by Microsoft and by means of numerous different businesses world wide to simplify deployments.

"WiX 3.6: A Developer's advisor to home windows Installer XML" offers a pleasant welcome into the realm of home windows Installer. taking off with an easy, functional instance and carrying on with on with more and more complicated eventualities, the reader can have a well-rounded schooling through book's finish .

With assistance from this publication, you'll comprehend your installer higher, create it in much less time, and economize within the approach. nobody relatively desires to dedicate a life-time to figuring out easy methods to create a elementary installer. learn how to construct a cosmopolitan deployment answer concentrating on the home windows platform very quickly with this hands-on sensible consultant. the following we velocity you thru the fundamentals and zoom correct into the complicated. You'll get happy with parts, positive factors, stipulations and activities. through the top, you’ll be boasting your most recent deployment victories on the neighborhood pub.

Once you've entire "WiX 3.6: A Developer's consultant to home windows Installer XML", you'll discover simply how robust and impressive an installer can fairly be.

What you are going to research from this book
* check in with Add/Remove courses and construct in a constant option to uninstall your software.
* customise a simple to navigate set up Wizard.
* achieve an realizing of the order during which occasions take place in the course of an set up and the way to hook into this process.
* learn the way WiX builds and hyperlinks your documents into the ultimate MSI package deal and the way to high-quality track this process.
* Make your venture extra modular with Fragments, elements, and ComponentGroups.
* hinder clients from fitting your software program on unsupported working structures and introduce different prerequisite checks.
* set up, begin, cease, and uninstall home windows prone on the time of setup.
* Bootstrap required dependencies earlier than fitting your individual software.


A step by step educational with lots of code and examples to enhance your studying curve.

Who this ebook is written for

If you're a developer and need to create installers for software program concentrating on the home windows platform, then this ebook is for you. You'll be utilizing lots of XML and should understand the fundamentals of writing a well-formed rfile. No past adventure in WiX or home windows Installer is believed. you might want to recognize your method round visible Studio to bring together tasks, upload undertaking references and tweak venture homes.

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