Over 60 hands-on recipes packed with tips and tricks to boost your Windows installations
WiX is a dialect of XML used to make installers for Windows. Its declarative style avoids the complexity and limitations of procedural code, providing you with everything you need to package up an entire application into a single MSI file.
This book gives you a good overview of WiX's capabilities to develop your own installer packages with functionalities beyond those available in Windows Installer. In the recipes of this book, you will see ways in which WiX can cut down on your installation time and help you streamline your deployment processes. You will see how to make customized installer UIs, write custom actions, create shortcuts, and also set your application as the default for a file type.
What You Will Learn
Install websites, application pools, and virtual directories in IIS
Add a wizard to your installer and customize it with your own dialogs
Set up new user accounts, add security groups, and secure files and folders on installation
Prevent deployment to unsupported systems by using launch conditions
Update XML files during installation
Configure shortcuts to your application
Include prerequisites with a bootstrapper
Create custom actions using C#
Add environment variables to the system
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