Packt is pleased to announce WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML, a new book that demonstrates how simple XML elements can be leveraged to create a sophisticated install package. Written by Nick Ramirez, this book highlights the fundamental ingredients needed to build a professional-grade installer using Windows Installer XML.
WiX is a free software toolset that builds Windows Installer (MSI) packages from an XML document. It supports a command-line environment that developers may integrate into their build processes to build MSI and MSM setup packages. WiX was the first software released by Microsoft under an open-source licence called the Common Public License.
The WiX: A Developer's Guide to Windows Installer XML book provides step-by-step instructions for building an installer and showcasing real-world examples throughout. Its purpose is to get the professional developer building installers in no time without getting bogged down with theory. Developers will understand how WiX builds and links files into the final MSI package and how to control this process. Furthermore this book will also help them make their project more modular with Fragments, ComponentRefs, and ComponentGroups.
The initial chapters introduce a set of required elements necessary to build a simple installer, moving on to explore those basic elements in more detail and how best to use them in the real world. The ensuing chapters move on to advanced topics such as editing data in the Windows Registry, installing a Windows service, and building projects from the command line. Each chapter uses precise examples to illustrate the best way to use the language.
Developers who want to create installers for software targeting the Windows platform will find this book a beneficial and an interesting read. For more information, please visit: -
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