Over the last week and a half, the Visual Studio team that contributes heavily to the WiX toolset put the finishing touches on Votive to support Visual Studio 2010 RC. Want to use WiX in VS2010 RC? Download the x86 or x64 Wix35 MSI from here: http://wix.sourceforge.net/releases/3.5.1419.0/.
There are three things I want to note:
- This is *not* a "release candidate" build of WiX v3.5. We still have a lot of work to do in the WiX toolset. There are plenty of bugs left to fix and I'm sure you'll find more using Votive in VS2010. Please, help us out and file bugs when you hit them.
- With this build we are no longer supporting the Visual Studio 2010 Betas. We're rolling forward with the Visual Studio train and we hope you are too.
- Have you found the new Harvest feature in WiX v3.5's Votive? No? Want to try it out? Okay, sure. First, create a new project that will build an executable, say a C# WPF application. Next, add a WiX Setup Project. Third, add a project reference from the WiX project to the executable project. Finally, build. The result will be an MSI that installs your executable. Yeah, that's it. There is plenty more work for us to do here (like how to add a shortcut?) but hopefully you can see the potential here. Like it? Thank Tony.
No go out there and get coding. You know I am!