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Can you explain it so I can add it manually to a separately created WiX project? 
bobcalco




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I know it's possible to use a wizard to generate the setup, but I want to understand how to add the steps manually to a separately created WiX project. My product has many moving parts, and not all of them belong to the same solution.

WiX seems immensely flexible, and with that immense flexibility comes immense complexity. Your WiX Designer looks like it could be a real help, but it doesn't seem to support VS2022 yet, or I would probably invest in that today. For now I'm doing it the old-fashioned way and want to understand the manual steps.

Thanks in advance. You guys have been great and I appreciate your assistance.

Sincerely,

Bob
Posted 31 Dec, 2021 12:33:49 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Hello Bob,

Check section Creating a WiX project; see the PDF file in the folder {Add-in Express}\Docs on your development PC. It may not be structured in the same degree as section Creating a Visual Studio Installer setup project manually; this one lists the complete set of steps in the "language" of Visual Studio Setup Projects - you'll need to "translate" them to WiX.

Regards from Poland (CET),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 04 Jan, 2022 04:47:12 Top
bobcalco




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Thanks, I'll figure it out eventually.

Any idea when the WiX Designer will support VS2022?
Posted 04 Jan, 2022 11:29:13 Top
Andrei Smolin


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Sorry, no idea.

Regards from Poland (CET),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 04 Jan, 2022 13:13:35 Top