[wix-devs] NuGet support for wixlibs

John Cooper JoCooper at jackhenry.com
Mon Mar 7 16:04:52 PST 2016


I use a props file with the Wixlib Reference which is then imported.

I've got some improvements that make the upgrade process less painful on VS 2015.  I'll be posting them when I get some cycles.

John Merryweather Cooper
Senior Software Engineer | Integration Development Group | Enterprise Notification Service
Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® | Lenexa, KS  66214 | Ext:  431050 |JoCooper at jackhenry.com

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This is about using NuGet packages to distribute wixlibs, and follows on


I'm not sure if WiX has grown built-in support for this since that thread was posted, but I failed to find anything despite vigorous Googling. We needed this functionality in-house at my workplace, so I created a NuGet package that, when added to a WiX Library project, extends the build process to produce a NuGet package that can be added to a WiX project, adding a reference to the wixlib. In case it might be useful for others, I've put the project on github and published the generator package to nuget.org. The project is called WixNuGetPackager.


See the github project homepage for details of use, and notably a disclaimer regarding limited test scenarios.


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