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WiX Toolset v3.5

Rating:        Based on 23 ratings
Reviewed:  22 reviews
Downloads: 292072
Change Set: 792e101c5cf7
Released: Jan 19, 2011
Updated: Jan 31, 2011 by robmen
Dev status: Stable Help Icon

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Release Notes

WiX Toolset v3.5 release builds on WiX v3.0 by adding support for Visual Studio 2010 and IIS7. There are many bug fixes and a few language improvements.
  • Visual Studio 2010 support
  • Native IIS7 support
  • Some WiX language improvements
  • Many, many bug fixes

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Reviews for this release

this is a really cool
by shadowkei on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:40 PM
Please help! MajorUpgrade: ------------------------------------------- It is not possible to specify the Minimum or Maximum upgradable software version for this element, because the UpgradeVersion is not supported by MajorUpgrade element, which prevents from creating the custom actions with different error codes for particular software versions. ------------------------------------------- Trying to work it around: Using the MajorUpgrade element side by side with Upgrade element is not possible, as the MajorUpgrade's default Id is set to Product.UpgradeCode which clashes with Upgrade.Id being set the same.
by przem0 on Jun 2, 2014 at 2:55 PM
A review is not the place to ask for support. Please use the mailing lists: There we can provide more detailed responses.
Reply by robmen (N/A) on Jun 3, 2014 at 5:26 AM
WiX is definitely an enabler. Even though Visual Studio support is limited and offers an unfriendly interface (even though its XML) it offers a very powerful support base for creating deployment packages. Still has lots of potential and has good support. Although I really need to move to the latest version at some stage.
by dandrejvv on May 19, 2013 at 5:04 PM
Great work. Thank you.
by egamesu on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:46 AM
WiX gives you the power and flexibility needed to create professional grade installers. Since it is all xml based, changes to an installer are easily managed via SCM.
by kreichert on Mar 29, 2012 at 4:34 PM
When can we expect WiX to Support Dev11/ Visual studio 11?
by nik4u on Mar 22, 2012 at 6:49 AM
Thank you for sharing this project. This package should definitely be a part of Visual Studio.
by fgasnier71 on Mar 8, 2012 at 4:01 PM
Thankyou..! WiX is great!
by jaczjill on Jan 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM
Take a little time to learn the XML then you can do anything with WIX that other tools charge 1000s for. And the rest can be done with your own custom actions. This should be free anyway to promote the MSI standard, so the WIX tool is essential to make it accessible to all developers.
by CodeChief on Dec 11, 2011 at 11:17 PM
Tried NSIS and InstallShield. And this is my number one choise by allot. The only thing it needs is a better bootstrapper feature like dotNetInstaller, to complete this product.
by ezizminskas on Dec 2, 2011 at 12:03 AM
IThis tool is the best out there for creating installers, updaters, and patchers. The flexibility of WiX is brilliant! I'm going to give this release 4 stars, but only because of the lack of Burn. If Burn provides me the benefits I believe it will, WiX will definitely be a 5-star product overall.
by CreativeCalum on Nov 16, 2011 at 4:21 PM
Thank you for making this project. Wix is the best tool around for creating installers on the windows platform. Again thank you!
by casperatease on Oct 25, 2011 at 9:21 PM
Is exactly what i need for me projects. !!!
by nervoux on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:57 PM
Thank you for creating this!
by surfasb on Oct 14, 2011 at 1:35 PM
for my project
by yts111 on Oct 9, 2011 at 3:11 AM
Excellent, take time to learn the schema then you can do everything. Just missing a GUI. InstallShield is too expensive for that. For now typing the XML directly with a tool like Visual Studio checking the schema is OK. When MS remove setup projects from Visual Studio I really hope there is a WIX editor in its place, or the WIX project has provided their own by that time.
by TonyWallAtos on Aug 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM
Excellent tool. I just can't imagine deployment without Wix toolset. For products in my company and for personal projects, too. Keep up the good work! I'm looking forward to your job about the tool Burn.
by allancm on Aug 22, 2011 at 4:19 PM
Very good tool with an active support forum. Highly recommend it for any size project
by blainekw on Jul 15, 2011 at 6:16 PM
Take the control of your installer. Easy to customize. Many actions and extensions. Good job!
by Galadhon on May 29, 2011 at 9:11 PM
The tool relates to Windows Installer like C relates to assembler, and therefore it has unlimited flexibility. I spent just 8 weeks in order to completely(!) understand all the technology and parallelly(!) applying it in my work project!
by avesus on May 17, 2011 at 4:09 PM
Great work. Thank you.
by bcs2707 on Apr 8, 2011 at 7:45 PM
It is very good
by gmvinoth on Apr 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM