Specified task executable location Bin\Heat.exe is invalid

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Specified task executable location Bin\Heat.exe is invalid
Cannot compile wix project 
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Just moved my VS2017 project to a new machine and installed the latest Wix and Wix.Toolset from Nuget and also Wix VS2017 extensions but keep getting the error that "The Specified task executable location Bin\Heat.exe is invalid"

I tried uninstalling the extensions and toolset making sure no other versions are installed.

Re-installed the VS2017 Wix extensions and then lates Wix and Wix toolset from Nuget but still get this error.

Help please.
Posted 19 Feb, 2021 13:10:03 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello,

Please choose Help | About in the main menu of the Visual Studio IDE, and click Copy Info on the About dialog. This puts the info the dialog displays to the clipboard, please send me that info.

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 22 Feb, 2021 02:45:10 Top
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Posted 22 Feb, 2021 08:21:03 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Thank you.

If you create a new empty add-in project and let Add-in Express create a WiX project for the add-in project, will the WiX project build or not?

Regards from Belarus (GMT+3),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 23 Feb, 2021 06:30:45 Top