Convert VS 2012, 2010 setup project (.vdproj)
to WiX: exe, msi, msm, web setups

VDProj to WiX Converter
for Microsoft® Visual Studio®


VDProj to WiX - covered at 100%

The VDProj to WiX Converter supports all features of Visual Studio setup projects included in all versions (VS 2012, VS 2010, VS 2008 and VS 2005) and ports them to the corresponding WiX features. There are no exceptions, there are no compromises all project types and built-in dialogs, all variables and searches, all files and registry entries, all resources and prerequisites are fully supported.

Setup projects - 100% supported

You use the setup projects to create Windows Installer files and distribute your projects on traditional media such as CDs, DVDs or through networked drives for installation across networks.

Web setup projects 100% supported

You use web setup projects to deploy your software on web servers, copy your files, register and configure your projects. Also, using Windows installer capabilities you can deploy traditional Windows applications via web servers, so that your users can download and run them from intranet web sites.

Merge module projects - 100% supported

You create merge modules as reusable setup components and share setup code between your installers based on vdproj. It is a single package that includes files, resources, registry entries and setup logic necessary for installing a component.

Built-in dialogs - 100% supported, pixel by pixel

You use dialog boxes built in Visual Studio setup projects to interact with your end-users and implement the setup logic. There are 14 base dialog boxes provided by vdproj and all of them can be 100% converted to WiX: Welcome, Installation Folder, Confirm Installation, Progress, Finished, RadioButton, CheckBox, TextBox, Customer Information, License Agreement, ReadMe, Register User, Splash.

All VDProj features to WiX setups - 100% supported

Simply read through the list below:

  • All vdproj types - exe, msi, msm, web setups
  • Install-time user interface - all built-in dialogs
  • Installation of shared files and drivers
  • Installation location and conditional installation
  • Installation to Global Assembly Cache and multiple users
  • Adding application to Start menu, Startup group, Favorites menu
  • Copying files and registering file types
  • Install-time registry access
  • Installation of prerequisites
  • Specifying searches and launch conditions
  • Creating custom actions
  • Defining configurations - debug or release