Does WiX have GUI?

WiX is great in that there is no GUI, you just write the installer you want it to be.

What is a WiX component?

A website component is an element on the user’s live site, and its purpose is to help Wix users engage with site visitors. Users add these components in the Wix Editor. Every component has its own settings panel – that’s where users can customize the component and its content.

How do I create a desktop shortcut in WiX?

How To: Create a Shortcut on the Start Menu

  1. Step 1: Define the directory structure.
  2. Step 2: Add the shortcut to your installer package.
  3. Step 3: Tell Windows Installer to install the shortcut.

What is Targetdir WiX?

As I discovered at this link, TARGETDIR is actually supposed to represent the root of the drive with the most free space available (assuming there’s more than one). That’s why WiX projects have directories nested under there for Program Files, etc.

How do I install WixUIExtension?

How to add a built-in WixUI dialog set to a product installer

  1. Open your WiX project in Visual Studio.
  2. Right click on your project in Solution Explorer and select Add Reference…
  3. Select the WixUIExtension. dll assembly from the list and click Add.
  4. Close the Add Reference dialog.

What is WiX votive?

Votive is the code name for the WiX Visual Studio package that allows you to easily create WiX projects, edit WiX files using IntelliSense, and compile/link your project.

How do I create a folder in Wix?

Add a directory to Wix, in 5 minutes

  1. Open the Wix site editor.
  2. Open the App Market.
  3. Scroll down to find the Embed Html app.
  4. Launch the Embed Html app, this will show a rectangle on your page.
  5. Click Enter Code.
  6. In the Community Box dashboard, in the Site embed card, click on Copy code.

What are Wix fragments?

Description. The Fragment element is the building block of creating an installer database in WiX. Once defined, the Fragment becomes an immutable, atomic unit which can either be completely included or excluded from a product.

How do I add icons to WIX Installer?

To set this property you first need to include the icon in your installer using the Icon element, then set the property using the Property element. These two elements can be placed anywhere in your WiX project under the Product element.

How do I create a shortcut to start menu?

Right-click and choose New > Shortcut. Enter the full path of the executable file or ms-settings shortcut you want to add (as in the example shown here), click Next, and then enter a name for the shortcut. Repeat this process for any other shortcuts you want to add.

How do I add files to WiX Installer?

How To: Add a File To Your Installer

  1. Step 1: Define the directory structure. Installers frequently have many files to install into a few locations on disk.
  2. Step 2: Add files to your installer package.
  3. Step 3: Tell Windows Installer to install the files.

What is the difference between Installdir and Targetdir?

TARGETDIR must be the name of one root in the Directory table. INSTALLDIR is primarily the name of a property that’s exclusive to InstallShield which represents the product installation directory. It controls the exact directory to which a package must be installed.

Where does programfiles64folder install in Wix installer?

I am having a problem very similar to the one described here: ProgramFiles64Folder is installing to \\Program Files (x86)\\ in WIX Installer However, the solution there does not work for me.

Where do you put a Wxi file in a wxs file?

WXI include file Include files are exactly what their name implies. To include a wxi file into the wxs file you have to put the wxi at the beginning of each.wxs fileyou wish to include it in. If you’ve ever worked with C++ you can think of the include files as.h files.

Where do I set the programfiles64folder property?

The installer sets the ProgramFiles64Folder property to the full path of the predefined 64-bit Program Files folder. The existing ProgramFilesFolder property is set to the corresponding 32-bit folder. The installer sets this property. For example, on 64-bit Windows, the value may be C:\\Program Files.

Where is the programfiles64folder set in candle.exe?

However, it seems that both ProgramFiles64Folder and ProgramFilesFolder are set to C:\\Program Files (x86) I verified that candle.exe is invoked with -dPlatform=x64 option. Any idea what else I can try?