WIX Degigner - AppPool creation

Add-in Express™ Support Service
That's what is more important than anything else

WIX Degigner - AppPool creation
Unable to create new AppPool 
Kent Ogletree




Posts: 2
Joined: 2014-08-26
When I create a project with WIX Designer for a web application, the setup allows me to select from pre-existing AppPools. I need to create a new AppPool and set the runtime version. I have attempted this manually several times using different examples and none of them seem to match the way WIX Designer created the components XML and throw various errors during build.

Where and how can I setup a new AppPool?
Posted 26 Aug, 2014 16:06:21 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 14107
Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Kent,

The current version of the WiX designer just duplicates the features provided by the VDProj designer in Visual Studio. This is why it doesn't let you create a new Application pool. I suggest that you google for a solution using WiX. For instance, I've googled out this page: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/18389208/wix-installer-create-web-site-and-assign-the-new-or-exisiting-web-app-pool. And the following page seems to provide a detailed description of the process: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/115036/Creating-WIX-Installer-for-ASP-NET-Web-Application.

We will consider adding this feature to the product.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 27 Aug, 2014 03:48:21 Top
Kent Ogletree




Posts: 2
Joined: 2014-08-26
Thanks Andrei, I had seen both of those and every time I attempted to make the changes I broke the project. I think I am missing something in the transition and will need to do a lot more comparisons.
Posted 27 Aug, 2014 17:30:47 Top
Andrei Smolin


Add-in Express team


Posts: 14107
Joined: 2006-05-11
Good luck with your project!

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 28 Aug, 2014 01:32:54 Top