WiX Online Meeting #115 Highlights

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Bob Arnson

Value containing !(wix) variable is used before being resolved, from @mediawolf, points out that when you use a bind-time variable like !(wix.WixVariable) as an attribute value, sometimes that value is used literally in other places. Sometimes the compiler uses one value to provide default values for other attributes, because it's helpful that way. But it expects the real value and a variable reference that won't be resolved until bind time isn't too useful. We agreed a warning would be useful before using such a value as a default for another; we took the issue in WiX v3.x.

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WiX Online Meeting #114 Highlights

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Bob Arnson

WiX 3.11: CustomActions and WinForms problem, from @win32nipuh, is back this week with the news from Sean that the original workaround he implemented to get the "modern ARP" working with managed custom actions in the original RTM of Windows 10 breaks this scenario in current releases of Windows 10. Sean already provided a pull request to revert the change in WiX v3.11.

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WiX Online Meeting #113 Highlights

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 by Bob Arnson

With Rob away on FireGiant business, it was up to Sean and me to run this week's WiX online meeting, which we accomplished with aplomb and only minor technical difficulties.

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WiX Online Meeting #112 Highlights

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 by Bob Arnson

After a brief pause caused by certain people being extra-busy doing certain things, we're back to a regularly-scheduled schedule for the WiX online meeting.

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WiX Online Meeting #111 Highlights

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Bob Arnson

Remove RepairCommands from .NET Framework redistributable package groups, from @barnson, requests that the package groups in WixNetFxExtension not support repair. Repairing the .NET Framework is time consuming and almost always requires a reboot and it's usually not needed when repairing your own app. As this would be a behavior change, we took this issue into WiX v4.0.

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WiX Online Meeting #110 Highlights

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 by Bob Arnson

WiX VS Project ignores GenerateProjectSpecificOutputFolder MsBuild property, from @Karankang007, points out that the WiX v3.x MSBuild targets do not support the GenerateProjectSpecificOutputFolder property. As GenerateProjectSpecificOutputFolder is part of the common MSBuild targets, WiX v4.x's MSBuild targets automatically get that support but WiX v3.x would need to manually implement it. We took this issue into the v3 backlog if someone wanted to implement this functionality.

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