Introduction to the WiX Toolset
This course will provide you with a complete introduction to the WiX Toolset and Windows Installer.
What you'll learn
The WiX Toolset is an open source tool for creating Windows Installer packages. It offers complete access to all the features provided by Windows Installer, but in a pragmatic, programmer-oriented way.
This course provides a primer on Windows Installer technology, and then gets you up to speed on the WiX Toolset. You will learn how to:
- Create Windows installer packages
- Take advantage of WiX extensions
- Plan for product upgrades
- Create an installation bootstrapper for installing your application and all its prerequisites
Table of contents
- Outline 2m
- What Is Windows Installer? 5m
- Windows Installer Packages 4m
- MSI Viewers 6m
- MsiExec 2m
- Logging 11m
- Windows Installer Codes 3m
- Properties 4m
- Features and Components 3m
- Installation Types and Phases 3m
- Sequences 3m
- Standard Actions 3m
- Custom Actions 4m
- Conditions 6m
- Formatted Text 3m
- Summary 2m
Windows Installer XML (WiX) Toolset is a software that builds Windows Installer packages from XML source code. It's a free, open source toolset that lets developers create installers for Windows Installer.
This WiX Toolset course will provide you with a complete introduction to the WiX Toolset and Windows Installer. Some of the topics covered include:
- Installing WiX
- The WiX Toolset and WiX components
- What is Windows Installer
- Windows Installer packages, codes, features, and components
- Creating Installation packages with the WiX Toolset
- Creating a WiX project
- Creating a Bootstrapper
- Much more
Anyone who wants to learn WiX Toolset for creating Windows Installer packages should take this course. If you want to create Windows Installage packages, take advantage of WiX extensions, or plan product upgrades, this is the course for you.
This course is an introduction to WiX Toolset, so no prior experience with this specific software is required. However, the course is also an intermediate level, so come ready to focus and pay close attention.